Types Of Fractures<br />By: Taquia Herbert<br />
What is a Fracture<br />A Fracture is simply a broken bone<br />
Types of Fractures<br />Comminuted<br />Compound<br />Greenstick<br />Some others are: Compression, Impacted, Oblique, Pathologic, Spiral, Stress, and Traverse.<br />I’ll be reporting the three types of Fractures listed to the left<br />
Comminuted Fracture<br />A comminuted fracture is a fracture in which the bone is shattered, splintered, or crushed into many small pieces or fragments. <br />
Compound Fracture<br />A Compound Fracture is a fracture in which the skin has been broken through to the fracture, also called an open fracture!<br />
Greenstick Fracture<br />A greenstick Fracture is a fracture where there is an incomplete break in the bone, one side of the bone is broken while the other side is bent!<br />
How Fractures Heal……<br />Unlike other things that may break in life, bones begin healing on their own before you even set foot in a waiting room.<br />Occurs in three stages<br />The first few days to weeks is called Stage I, or the Inflammatory Stage, of bone healing. This consists of bleeding, tenderness and swelling<br />The Reparative Stage, or Stage 2, starts within a week or two and continues for many months. It consists of cells forming at the fracture site and turning into bone. Soft callus formation stage!<br /> The Remodeling Stage, (The last stage) continues for many months to a few years. It consists of weak bone material forming to strong bone material. Because this new material is so strong, you don't need a lot of it, and the body will remodel the fracture callus down to a normal sized bone.<br />
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