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    • BONE FRACTURES
      By: Evelyn Mendez
      Bio 120
      February 2010
    • Green stick fracture
      The name is by analogy with green wood which similarity breaks another outside when bent.
      It is a fracture in a young soft bone in which the bone bends partially breaks.
      Occurs almost exclusively during infancy or childhood when bones are soft.
    • There are three basic forms of green stick:
      The first transverse fracture occurs in the cortex
      Second form is a buckling fracture caused by impaction.
      The third is a bow fraction in which the bone becomes curved a long its longitudinal axis.
    • Treatment for green stick fracture:
      Closed reduction and cast application which work in concert to straighten the characteristics of the bone angulation at the fracture site.
    • Healing time for green stick:
      Children’s bones tend to heal faster than adult’s so the cast may be removed or replaced with smaller cast in 3-4 weeks.
    • Transverse fracture
      A fracture in which the brake is across the bone at the right angle to the long axis of the bone (the bone is separated in two pieces)
      Occurs from a direct blow(imagine a karate chop directly across the arm)
      It can also occur when people do things repetitively (like running)
    • Treatment for transverse fracture:
      Could involve either an open or closed reduction before the area is given a cast (when is possible).
      Doctors must surgically put the bone back together.
      May employ so that the bone stay in one place and heal completely:
      Metal pins
      Plates
      screws
    • Healing time for transverse fracture:
      Time may vary
      Is not uncommon to require several months of recuperation before the bone is completely knit itself back together.
    • Compound fracture
      A fracture in which the bone is sticking trough the skin.
      Also called open fracture
      Usually caused due to the high impact injuries such as:
      Sports
      Heavy falls
      Car crashes
    • Treatment for compound fractures:
      Usually an operation is required to quickly cleanse the area & regulating the bone
      Administration of antibiotics to prevent infection due to the exposure of the bone to bacteria
      If infection does appear, is difficult to heal
    • Healing tieme:
      Usually it takes longer to heal due to severity
      About 6 weeks for adult and earlier in children
      It varies according to severity of fracture:
      Severity
      Age
      Health
    • The end