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Fractures

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  • 1. FRACTURES
  • 2. BONES <ul><li>Bones form the skeletal framework of the body, which provides support for the body, protects the internal organs and facilitates movement. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 206 bones in the human body. </li></ul><ul><li>Bones can bend a little but can’t handle too much pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>With too much pressure it can cause bones to break this is called a fracture. </li></ul>
  • 3. COMMINUTED FRACTURE <ul><li>A comminuted fracture is a fracture in which the bone involved in the fracture is broken into several pieces. At least three separate pieces of bone must be present for a fracture to be classified as comminuted. This type of fracture can be challenging to treat due to the complexity of the break. </li></ul>
  • 4. COMMINUTED FRACTURE <ul><li>Three ways to determine a comminuted fracture. </li></ul><ul><li>1.Shattered </li></ul><ul><li>2.Splintered </li></ul><ul><li>3.Crushed into small pieces of fragments . </li></ul>
  • 5. GREENSTICK FRACTURE <ul><li>The name for a greenstick </li></ul><ul><li>fracture comes from the </li></ul><ul><li>analogy of breaking a </li></ul><ul><li>young, fresh tree branch. </li></ul><ul><li>Greenstick fractures can </li></ul><ul><li>take a long time to heal </li></ul><ul><li>because they tend to </li></ul><ul><li>occur in the middle, slower </li></ul><ul><li>growing parts of bone. </li></ul>
  • 6. GREENSTICK FRACTURE <ul><li>A greenstick fracture is a fracture in which there is an incomplete break; one side of bone is broken and the other side is bent. </li></ul><ul><li>Greenstick fractures is commonly found in children due to their softer and more pliable bone structure. </li></ul>
  • 7. IMPACTED FRACTURE <ul><li>A fracture in which bones </li></ul><ul><li>fragments are pushed into </li></ul><ul><li>each other. This is caused </li></ul><ul><li>from falls or collisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Children are more likely to </li></ul><ul><li>get fractures or bruised </li></ul><ul><li>bones because they are </li></ul><ul><li>more prone to falling from </li></ul><ul><li>playing. </li></ul>
  • 8. WORK CITED <ul><li>Medical Terminology “A Living Language”. Fremgen Frucht. 4 th edition. </li></ul>

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