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Thread: Distal Tibia Fracture with fracture blisters... Help needed.

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    fracture blisters occur when the skin overlaying the bone fracture is so thin that the body counters the injury by developing blisters. Depending on how deep the soft tissue damage is, the blisters can either be clear or blood blisters. The key is to keep
    them from breaking, as they are sterile when not compromised. Unfortunately, they do tend to rupture and then develop into pressure ulcers if not treated.

    Update: One of Don's blisters ruptured today and it doesn't look good. I made an appointment with a good wound care center with an infectious disease MD for next Tuesday. In the meantime, I am keeping the area clean and covered.

    Sieg

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    I would get a vitamin d level - it is very common to be low in elderly people. Please get supplements, there are studies that say that vitamin d replacement helps with falls. You need to work on preventative measures so these falls don't continue to happen.

    See a wound care specialist about the blisters

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    Quote Originally Posted by airart1 View Post
    got to wait 90 days for medicare to pay for one, just got mine........what are bone break blisters?
    Must be a new policy. I got mine within 2 weeks post injury.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

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    Hi Everyone! Update from the land of tibial fractures and fracture blisters. We saw the wound people today for an initial consult.They want to do an ultrasound on the leg to R/O DVT. Don has a history of this. I suspect that he fractured his ankle as well and we will have that imaged next week.No Debridement needed on blister sites. Wounds are healing well. I am hoping we can avoid any surgery on the leg... but we shall see. We were told to use Xeroform on the sites QOD. And will be rechecked in a week.

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    Thanks for the update. I hope he heals well.

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    Thanks so much 2drwhofans!

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