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Fractured

  1. 1. FRACTURED BONES
  2. 2. FRACTURES <ul><li>medical condition in which there is a break in the continuity of the bone </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma accounts for most fractures </li></ul><ul><li>Osteoporosis also can contribute to fractures </li></ul><ul><li>Overuse sometimes results in stress fractures </li></ul>
  3. 3. TYPES OF FRACTURES: <ul><li>Closed fractures </li></ul><ul><li>Colles’ fractures </li></ul><ul><li>Comminuted fractures </li></ul><ul><li>Compression fractures </li></ul><ul><li>Greenstick fracture </li></ul><ul><li>Impacted fracture </li></ul><ul><li>Oblique fracture </li></ul><ul><li>Pathologic fracture </li></ul><ul><li>Spiral fracture </li></ul><ul><li>Stress fracture </li></ul><ul><li>Transverse fracture </li></ul>
  4. 4. greenstick fracture: <ul><li>Fracture where there is complete break. </li></ul><ul><li>One side of bone is broken and other side bent. </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly found in children due to their softer and more pliable bone structure. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Greenstick Fracture cont.:
  6. 6. Transverse fracture: <ul><li>Complete fracture that is straight across the bone at right angles to the long axis of the bone. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Compression Fracture:
  8. 8. Compression Fracture cont: <ul><li>Fracture involving loss of height of vertebral body. </li></ul><ul><li>May be result of trauma. </li></ul><ul><li>In older persons, especially women, it may be caused by conditions like osteoporosis. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Signs of Fractions The area near the broken bone may: <ul><li>Hurt </li></ul><ul><li>Feel weak </li></ul><ul><li>Feel numb or tingling </li></ul><ul><li>Swollen or bruised </li></ul><ul><li>Bleed if skin is broken </li></ul><ul><li>Looks bent if bones are out of place </li></ul><ul><li>Less mobility </li></ul>

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