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Sabrina Scarborough Fractures Chpt 4
Sabrina Scarborough Fractures Chpt 4
Sabrina Scarborough Fractures Chpt 4
Sabrina Scarborough Fractures Chpt 4
Sabrina Scarborough Fractures Chpt 4
Sabrina Scarborough Fractures Chpt 4
Sabrina Scarborough Fractures Chpt 4
Sabrina Scarborough Fractures Chpt 4
Sabrina Scarborough Fractures Chpt 4
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Sabrina Scarborough Fractures Chpt 4

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  • 1. FracturesChapter 4<br />Sabrina Scarborough<br />
  • 2. Fracture Facts<br />Medical term for a broken bone<br />Average person has two during a lifetime<br />Occurs when physical force to a bone is stronger than the bone<br />Often easy to detect due to deformity<br />
  • 3. Classification of Fractures<br />Open <br />Closed <br />Incomplete<br />Complete<br />Directional<br />
  • 4. Open Fractures <br />Formerly referred to as compound<br />Open wound extends to site of fracture<br />Fragment of bone protrudes through skin<br />Potential for bone to become infected<br />
  • 5. Closed Fractures<br />Formerly referred to as simple<br />Skin is not perforated<br />Complicated<br />Soft tissue around closed fracture is damaged<br />
  • 6. Incomplete Fractures <br />Fracture does not extend completely across the bone<br />Greenstick<br />On the convex side of the curve of the bone<br />Occurs most often in children<br />Hairline<br />Two sections of bone do not separate<br />Common in skull fractures<br />
  • 7. Complete Fractures<br />Bone breaks into more than two places<br />Comminuted<br />Bone breaks usually into two major fragments and a smaller fragment<br />Impacted<br />One fragment is driven into cancellous portion of other fragment<br />Sometimes know as “bucket fracture”<br />
  • 8. Directional Fractures<br />Transverse<br />Right angles to the long axis of the bone<br />Spiral<br />Helical course around the bone<br />Oblique<br />Obliquely in relation to the long axis of the bone<br />
  • 9. Treatment for Fractures<br />Arms, Legs, Hands and Feet<br />Splinting<br />Ice<br />Elevating<br />Immobilization<br />Neck and Back<br />Long board and neck collar to protect spinal column<br />PLEASE REFER TO A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER FOR A COMPLETE EVALUATION!! <br />

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