Fox News’ Darren Samuelsohn is the host of the “The Darren Samuelson Show” on ESPN.
In the show, he speaks with patients and doctors who are using their own expertise to help others in need.
On Sunday, Dr. Steven W. O’Connor, a member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) St Cloud Committee, was interviewed by host Darren Samuelse.
Odo, a senior medical director at the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center at Iowa State University, told him about his work with patients who needed a temporary fix for a fractured femur.
“I’m in the midst of a bone spurs repair,” he said.
“The patient has a femur fracture.
They’ve had a couple fractures on the same side of their body.
The patient was in a wheelchair for years.
They don’t have mobility on that side of the body, so they’ve had to have their femur repaired on that same side.”
Odo said he’s used to dealing with patients with bone spurred fractures.
“They’ve done a lot of stuff on that shoulder, but they’ve never had a bone spur,” he explained.
“A patient comes in with a fracture, and the doctor has done an X-ray, and he says, ‘We have to put a metal plate in the fracture.’
So the patient comes back and says, `I can’t do this,’ and the surgeon says, “Well, we’ll put a plate in your fracture.'”
The orthopedists’ response to that patient’s situation is: “If you have a bone Spur, you can use a spacer in the bone spur, but you’re not going to get a better result with that.”
Now the surgeon is going, `OK, so you’re going back on a bone Spur, but the patient has been on the Spur for years.'” “
Now the patient is getting pain on the side of his back, and his pain is going to increase, and they’re going to say, `You can’t get a good result from that bone spur.’
Now the surgeon is going, `OK, so you’re going back on a bone Spur, but the patient has been on the Spur for years.'”
Odo then asked about the need for a temporary fixation.
“There’s a couple of things that are different,” he continued.
The first is that if a patient’s injury is not so severe, the doctor can use it as a temporary solution.
“If they can’t walk for a couple days, they’re in pain for a few days, and then they’re back on their feet and they can walk, and we can use the Spurt as a short-term fix,” Odo explained.
The second difference, however, is that with a temporary fracture, the pain is not the same.
“It’s like a headache,” Odon said.
The pain in a bone stump is very different than pain in other parts of the spine.
“That’s what makes a temporary bone spur better than a permanent one,” O’Connors said.
While patients with a bone spike will often be referred to a bone surgeon, O’Dorans said that is not always the case.
“What you’ll see with a permanent bone spur is, the patient will be referred in to the orthotics team, and there are orthopedians who will say, ‘I don’t know how to use that, I don’t understand it,'” Odo noted.
“For a temporary replacement, they might have to do an MRI to determine the bone spur,” he added. “
The next day, Odon and his team were asked to do a follow-up on the patient’s case. “
For a temporary replacement, they might have to do an MRI to determine the bone spur,” he added.
The next day, Odon and his team were asked to do a follow-up on the patient’s case.
He did a quick MRI, which showed that the fracture was healed, but he had to take a different approach than a temporary repair.
“You might say, well, the bone is healing, the fracture heals, but what you’re really doing is you’re removing a permanent fixation, and that’s something you really want to avoid,” Ode explained.
He explained that a temporary spot on the fracture, when the bone spikes are large, could lead to “pain on the inside of the hip” or the joint capsule, which could be painful for some patients.
“And that pain is a permanent problem,” ODO concluded.
“So you might have a temporary situation, but if the fracture isn’t so bad, and if you have enough bone spurring, it should be OK to take it off, to