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Taiwo presentation chapter 4
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  • 1. TAIWO OLUGBILE MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY BIOLOGY 120 SECTION WW2 FRACTURES PRESENTATION
  • 2. FRACTURES
    • A fracture is a break in the continuity of the bone caused by trauma, twisting as a result of muscle spasm or indirect loss of leverage, or bone decalcification and disease that result in osteopenia
  • 3. TYPES OF FRACTURES
    • Simple
    • Greenstick
    • Comminuted
  • 4. Simple Fracture
    • Skin over the fractured area remains intact
  • 5. Greenstick Fracture
    • Greenstick fracture: One side of the bone is broken and the other is bent; these fractures occur most commonly in children
  • 6. Comminuted Fracture
    • The bone is splintered or crushed, with three or more fragments
  • 7. Assessment of Fracture with Extremity
    • Pain or tenderness over the involved area
    • Decrease or loss of muscular strength or function
    • Obvious deformity of the affected area
    • Crepitations, erythema, edema, or brushings
  • 8. Initial care of a fracture of an extremity
    • Immobilize affected extremity with cast or splint
    • Assess neurovascular status of the extremity
  • 9. Interventions for a Fracture
    • Reduction
    • Fixation
    • Traction
    • Cast
  • 10. References
    • Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN review
    • http://medicalimages.allrefer.com/large/bone-fracture-repair-series.jpg
    • http://www.advancedorthosports.com/Services.aspx?title=Fracture%20Care

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