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Bone injuries

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Bone injuries

  1. 1. COMMONINJURIES TO THE SKELETAL SYSTEM
  2. 2. Fracture A fracture is a brokenbone. The bones of olderpeople break more easilyand need more time to heal.The bones of young peopleheal more easily.
  3. 3. Kinds of Fracture● In a simple (closed) fracture, a bone breaks but the skin over it does not.● In a compound (open) fracture, both the bone and skin break. An open fracture is in danger of infection.
  4. 4. ● A comminuted fractures occurs when a bone breaks into two or more major fragments or as many as hundreds of tiny pieces.● In a grenstick fracture, the break cuts only part way through the bone.
  5. 5. Sprain A sprain is an injury to aligament or to the tissue thatcovers a joint. Most sprainsresult from a sudden wrenchthat stretches or tears thetissues of the ligaments.
  6. 6. Bone Dislocation Bone dislocation occurs when theend of the bone is forced out isnormal position in a joint. Signs of dislocations include painan unusual position of the joint orbone and tenderness and swellingaround the injury. The victim isunable to use the dislocated part.

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