   A greenstick fracture is a fracture in a
    young, soft bone in which the bone
    bends and partially breaks. The bo...
3 BASIC FORMS
•TRANSVERSE FRACTION occurs in the cortex, extends
into the midportion of the bone and becomes oriented
alon...
   A spiral fracture is a type of bone fracture
    which is caused by a twisting force. You may
    also hear spiral fra...
   A comminuted fracture is a splintered or
    fragmented break in the continuity of bone or
    cartilage. The fracture...
   A transverse fracture is a fracture in
    which the line of break forms a right
    angle with the axis of the bone.
   An open fracture, also called a compound
    fracture, is an injury that occurs when there is a
    break in the skin ...
Power Point 2 - Bone Fractures by Sandra Landinguin
Power Point 2 - Bone Fractures by Sandra Landinguin
Power Point 2 - Bone Fractures by Sandra Landinguin
Power Point 2 - Bone Fractures by Sandra Landinguin
Power Point 2 - Bone Fractures by Sandra Landinguin
Power Point 2 - Bone Fractures by Sandra Landinguin
Power Point 2 - Bone Fractures by Sandra Landinguin
Power Point 2 - Bone Fractures by Sandra Landinguin
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Power Point 2 - Bone Fractures by Sandra Landinguin

  1. 1.  A greenstick fracture is a fracture in a young, soft bone in which the bone bends and partially breaks. The bones become harder(calcified) and more brittle with age, it occurs almost exclusively during infancy and childhood when their bones are soft. The name is by analogy with green wood which similarly breaks on the outside when bent.
  2. 2. 3 BASIC FORMS •TRANSVERSE FRACTION occurs in the cortex, extends into the midportion of the bone and becomes oriented along the longitudinal axis of the bone without disrupting the opposite cortex. •TORUS or BUCKLING FRACTURE caused by impaction. •BOW FRACTURE in which the bone becomes curved along its longitudinal axis.
  3. 3.  A spiral fracture is a type of bone fracture which is caused by a twisting force. You may also hear spiral fractures referred to as torsion fractures, in a reference to the forces involved to create a spiral fracture. Because the break is helical, it can be difficult to treat a spiral fracture, involving months in a cast and possible surgery, depending on the location of the break, the general health of the individual, and the specific circumstances involved in a fracture.
  4. 4.  A comminuted fracture is a splintered or fragmented break in the continuity of bone or cartilage. The fracture site consists of multiple pieces of bone, which can be small or large, grouped together or displaced within the traumatized tissue.
  5. 5.  A transverse fracture is a fracture in which the line of break forms a right angle with the axis of the bone.
  6. 6.  An open fracture, also called a compound fracture, is an injury that occurs when there is a break in the skin around a broken bone. In order for an injury to be classified as a compound fracture, the outside air (and dirt and bacteria) must be able to get to the fracture site without a barrier of skin or soft-tissue. Therefore, a bone does not need to be through the skin in order for the injury to be called a compound fracture.
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