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Fractures

  1. 1. COLLES FRACTURE<br />PATHOLOGIC FRACTURE<br />Comminuted FRACTURE<br />Maria a Gomez<br />FRACTURES<br />
  2. 2. COLLES FRACTURE<br />
  3. 3. What’s a colles fracture?<br />A colles fracture is a break across the end of the main bone in the forearm. It’s commonly called the dinner fork deformity because of it’s shape.<br />
  4. 4. MOST COMMON CAUSE<br /><ul><li>FALLING AND LANDING ON HANDS CAUSING BODYWEIGHT TO OVERWHELM THE RADIUS</li></li></ul><li>IDENTIFYING THE FRACTURE<br />DEFORMITY IN THE SHAPE OF THE WRIST<br />PAIN AND SWELLING<br />BRUISING<br />
  5. 5. SPLINT OR CAST<br />SURGERY<br />PLACING HARDWARE DEPENDING ON THE BREAK<br />SIX – TWELVE MONTHS<br />3 OUT OF 4 HAVE GOOD RESULTS FOLLOWING RECOVERY<br />TREATMENT AND RECOVERY<br />
  6. 6. PATHOLOGIC FRACTURE<br />
  7. 7. What’s a pathologic fracture?<br />Is a break in the area of the bone that is weakened by disease. Many diseases can cause the bone to weaken. <br />
  8. 8. Osteopetrosis<br />Vitamin D deficiency<br />Melanoma<br />Mycobacterium tuberculosis<br />Unicameral bone cyst<br />Paget's disease of bone<br />And many others<br />Diseases like…….<br />
  9. 9. The fist step in treatment is identifying the cause of the weakened bone.<br />Once identified<br />Then a doctor can proceed with either cast, splint or surgery to repair the break.<br />Treatment<br />
  10. 10. COMMINUTED FRACTURE<br />
  11. 11. What’s a comminuted fracture?<br />It’s when the bone is broken into more than three pieces. Splintered and/or crushed. <br />Is most common in elderly people.<br />Easy to diagnose with an x-ray.<br />
  12. 12. FEEL THE PAIN….<br />
  13. 13. RECOVERY<br />THE PROCESS OF RECOVERY FROM A COMMINUTED FRACTURE IS LONG AND REQUIRES MANY VISITS TO THE DOCTOR. <br />MAKING SURE THE PIECES ARE SET IN THE RIGHT POSITION IS CRITICAL IN THE HEALING PROCESS. <br />

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