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OUCH! (fractures)

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This is short slideshow giving 3 examples of different types of fractures

This is short slideshow giving 3 examples of different types of fractures

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  • 1. Just to name a few fractures…
    OUCH!
  • 2. What is a bone fracture?
    A medical condition in which there is a break in the continuity of the bone. A bone fracture can be the result of high force impact or stress, or trivial injury as a result of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis or bone cancer.
    Although broken bone and bone break are common colloquialisms for a bone fracture, break is not a formal orthopedic term
  • 3. Comminuted fracture
    A comminuted fracture is when the bone is shattered, splintered, or crushed into many small pieces or fragments
    Common with high-impact trauma such as a motor vehicle accident or fall from a significant height
    *The x-ray image to the right distinctly shows the fragments of bone on the left and right sides
  • 4. Comound fracture
    A compound fracture is one in which the bone has been broken through due to the fracture. It is also referred to as an open fracture.
    Seen in sports such as skateboarding or biking (BMX)
    *Due to the graphic nature of some of the pictures I chose to go with a more subtle image which illustrates a break in the tibia puncturing through the skin
  • 5. Simple fracture
    A simple fracture is also referred to as a closed fracture. This is when there is no puncture wound through the skin by the bone.
    It causes little to no damage to its surrounding tissues
    Can heal spontaneously
    Common in children and elderly people due to immature bones and/ or loss of strength in bone
    *the x-ray image to the right shows a fracture really well that has not caused an open skin wound
  • 6. HEALING PROCESS
    Healing a broken bone takes time which a lot of times is the hardest part. Healing a broken bone is a process related to factors including patient age, overall health, nutrition, blood flow to the bone, and treatment. A bone may heal in a matter of months if casted but there are also cases where a broken bone can cause extensive damage to tissues and may take longer to heal. The rehabilitation process is crucial. A patient must always follow the Dr’s orders. He/she will give you a regimen best suited for your case whther it be surgery, crutches, or cast(s). If the patient alters this plan it may cause a delay in recovery period

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