Bone Fractures By: Lindsay Anderson Medical Terminology
What is a fracture? <ul><li>“an injury to a bone that causes it to break. Fractures are named to describe the type of dama...
Contd. <ul><li>Fractures are fairly common. The average person has two fractures in their lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>A bo...
3 Examples of Fractures <ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><li>Compound </li></ul><ul><li>Transverse </li></ul>
Simple or Closed Fractures <ul><li>A fracture in which there is no open skin wound.  </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to heal than...
Compound or Open Fractures <ul><li>A fracture in which the skin has been broken through.  </li></ul><ul><li>Because these ...
Transverse Fractures <ul><li>One at right angles to the axis of the bone. </li></ul><ul><li>Is the result of a sharp, dire...
Symptoms of a Fracture <ul><li>pain that is usually severe and gets worse with time and movement </li></ul><ul><li>swellin...
Works cited <ul><li>“ Medical Terminology: A Living Language.” 4th edition. Fremgmen & Frucht. 2009. </li></ul>
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Fractures

  1. 1. Bone Fractures By: Lindsay Anderson Medical Terminology
  2. 2. What is a fracture? <ul><li>“an injury to a bone that causes it to break. Fractures are named to describe the type of damage to the bones.” </li></ul><ul><li>A fracture will occur when the physical force exerted on the bone is greater than the bone itself. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Contd. <ul><li>Fractures are fairly common. The average person has two fractures in their lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>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, bone cancer, or osteogenesis imperfecta, where the fracture is then properly termed a pathologic fracture. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3 Examples of Fractures <ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><li>Compound </li></ul><ul><li>Transverse </li></ul>
  5. 5. Simple or Closed Fractures <ul><li>A fracture in which there is no open skin wound. </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to heal than other fractures. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Compound or Open Fractures <ul><li>A fracture in which the skin has been broken through. </li></ul><ul><li>Because these injuries are open to the outside world, there is a very significant risk of developing an infection around the fracture. If an infection develops, there can be problems with bone healing. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Transverse Fractures <ul><li>One at right angles to the axis of the bone. </li></ul><ul><li>Is the result of a sharp, direct blow or may be a stress fracture caused, for example, by prolonged running. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Symptoms of a Fracture <ul><li>pain that is usually severe and gets worse with time and movement </li></ul><ul><li>swelling </li></ul><ul><li>bruising </li></ul><ul><li>a limb or joint that is visibly out of place </li></ul><ul><li>limitation of movement or inability to bear weight </li></ul><ul><li>numbness and tingling </li></ul><ul><li>paleness of the injured area </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works cited <ul><li>“ Medical Terminology: A Living Language.” 4th edition. Fremgmen & Frucht. 2009. </li></ul>
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