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BONE FRACTURES!By Chris OswaltMedical TerminologySummer 2012
Bone Fracture-fractures occurwhen there is abreak in thecontinuity of thebone
Types of Bone Fractures        Spiral      Compound      Impacted
Spiral fracturesare caused whenthe bone is twistedcausing the breakto move down thebone in a spiralfashion. This typeof fr...
COMPOUND FRACTURE
CAUSES FOR COMPOUNDFRACTURESAlso known as open fractures, compoundfractures result when enough force is exerted onthe bone...
IMPACTED FRACTURE
IMPACTED FRACTURECAUSES:IMPACTED FRACTURES OCCUR WHEN ENOUGH FORCE ISEXERTED ON THE BONE IN A CERTAIN ANGLE ORDIRECTION TH...
THE MOST COMMON TREATMENTFOR A FRACTURE IS CASTING, THISWILL ALLOW THE BONE TO HEALONCE BEING REPOSITIONED ANDWILL IN TIME...
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  1. 1. BONE FRACTURES!By Chris OswaltMedical TerminologySummer 2012
  2. 2. Bone Fracture-fractures occurwhen there is abreak in thecontinuity of thebone
  3. 3. Types of Bone Fractures Spiral Compound Impacted
  4. 4. Spiral fracturesare caused whenthe bone is twistedcausing the breakto move down thebone in a spiralfashion. This typeof fracture usuallytakes longer toheal than most.
  5. 5. COMPOUND FRACTURE
  6. 6. CAUSES FOR COMPOUNDFRACTURESAlso known as open fractures, compoundfractures result when enough force is exerted onthe bone to cause it to not only break but to alsobreak through the skin. Most commonly causedby falls or car accidents but can result from anyassortment of injuries.
  7. 7. IMPACTED FRACTURE
  8. 8. IMPACTED FRACTURECAUSES:IMPACTED FRACTURES OCCUR WHEN ENOUGH FORCE ISEXERTED ON THE BONE IN A CERTAIN ANGLE ORDIRECTION THAT CAUSES IT TO BREAK INTO ITSELF. THISCAN NOT ONLY BE EXTREMELY PAINFUL BUT VERYDANGEROUS AS WELL DUE TO THE BONE PARTICLES THATBREAK APART INTO THE EXTRACELLULAR SPACE WITHINTHE BODY. WHEN THIS OCCURS HEALING OF THEEFFECTED LIMB IS SEVERELY PROLONGED.
  9. 9. THE MOST COMMON TREATMENTFOR A FRACTURE IS CASTING, THISWILL ALLOW THE BONE TO HEALONCE BEING REPOSITIONED ANDWILL IN TIME FUNCTIONNORMALLY. DEPENDING ON THESEVERITY OF THE FRACTURESURGERY MIGHT BE REQUIRED INWHICH PINS OR PLATES WOULD BEUSED TO HOLD THE BONETOGETHER TO AID IN THE HEALINGPROCESS.
  10. 10. THE END
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