Skin becomes sore and swollen around a cut as a result of inflammation, which is the body's natural defense against injuries. When your skin is cut or wounded, you are at increased risk for infection from bacteria. Your body responds by sending white blood cells to the site of the wound, which destroy bacteria. This produces the symptoms of inflammation, including redness, swelling, and pain. Although it may not be very pleasant, inflammation is a healthy response to an injury.
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Why does skin near a cut become sore and swollen?
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What is the most common cause of bone fractures among older adults?
SAGE answeredFalls are the leading cause for emergency room (ER) visits and overnight hospital stays for adults 65 and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional falls are the most common cause of bone fractures among older adults, which can affect the hips, arms, legs, hands, pelvis and spine. Additionally, falls can result in severe bruising and head trauma, including traumatic brain injuries with long- and short-term consequences.
How is an intertrochanteric femur fracture treated?
An intertrochanteric femur fracture (a fracture below the head and neck of the femur), is typically treated through several small incisions using a percutaneous approach (performed through the skin) or limited surgical approach. In the operating room, using fluoroscopy imaging, doctors put a metal rod down the center of the bone and connect the ball and neck of the femur back to the shaft of the femur with a screw on either end of the rod. This allows the person to walk immediately after surgery. There is very little blood loss, so it's a relatively safe operation.
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