FRACTURES<br />
A fracture is an injury to a bone that causes it to break.<br />There are several different types of fractures. <br />They...
Types of Fractures<br />Colles<br />Communicated<br />Compound<br />Compression<br />Greenstick<br />Impacted<br />Oblique...
Compound Fracture<br />A fracture in which the bone is sticking through the skin. Also called an open fracture.<br />
Compound (Open) fracture facts<br />An open fracture is a broken bone that penetrates the skin<br />Open fractures are typ...
Greenstick Fracture<br />simple fracture in which only one side of the bone is broken while the opposite side is bent<br />
Greenstick fracture facts<br />occurs most often in children because their bones are less rigid and brittle<br />can be di...
Comminuted Fracture<br />involves crushing or splintering of the bone<br />
Comminuted Fracture Facts<br />most common in elderly people or in people with conditions which weaken the bones<br />occu...
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Fractures

  1. 1. FRACTURES<br />
  2. 2. A fracture is an injury to a bone that causes it to break.<br />There are several different types of fractures. <br />They are named to describe the type of damage done to the bone.<br />
  3. 3. Types of Fractures<br />Colles<br />Communicated<br />Compound<br />Compression<br />Greenstick<br />Impacted<br />Oblique<br />Pathologic<br />Spiral<br />Stress<br />Transverse<br />
  4. 4. Compound Fracture<br />A fracture in which the bone is sticking through the skin. Also called an open fracture.<br />
  5. 5. Compound (Open) fracture facts<br />An open fracture is a broken bone that penetrates the skin<br />Open fractures are typically caused by high-energy injuries such as car crashes, falls, or sports injuries<br />Open fractures usually take longer to heal because of the extent of injury to the bone and the surrounding soft-tissues<br />open fractures often require immediate surgery to clean the area of the injury<br />Open fractures usually take longer to heal because of the extent of injury to the bone and the surrounding soft-tissues<br />
  6. 6. Greenstick Fracture<br />simple fracture in which only one side of the bone is broken while the opposite side is bent<br />
  7. 7. Greenstick fracture facts<br />occurs most often in children because their bones are less rigid and brittle<br />can be difficult to diagnose<br />greenstick fractures are difficult to see because a child&apos;s soft bones may not show up as well on X-rays<br />
  8. 8. Comminuted Fracture<br />involves crushing or splintering of the bone<br />
  9. 9. Comminuted Fracture Facts<br />most common in elderly people or in people with conditions which weaken the bones<br />occur as the result of tremendous force, such as a car accident or a severe fall<br />easy to diagnose with an X-ray<br />pain at the site of the fracture, may cause person to pass out at the time that the break occurs as a result of the pain<br />

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