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Periarticular Fractures


These around-the-joint fractures are usually complex. Because they occur in or next to the joint itself, limiting mobility, there often is a great deal of pain associated with periarticular fractures. Find out how this fracture type is different than others, and how it’s treated.

Causes & Triggers

  • Acute trauma
  • Direct blow
  • Fall
  • High-energy collision (especially motor vehicle accident)
  • Joint disorder

Signs & Symptoms

  • Difficulty or inability to move the limb
  • Instability
  • Pain
  • Swelling

Tips & Treatment

  • Because of the complex nature of the repair and potential for complication, this type of fracture is considered complex and very unforgiving.
  • Treating this type of fracture usually involves operative fracture management by an orthopedic expert.

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