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Musculoskeletal system

  1. 1. Musculoskeletal System(Fractures)by Latoya M Butler<br />
  2. 2. What is a Fracture? <br />A fracture is an injury to a bone when the tissue of the bone is broken.  There are many types of fractures.<br />
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  4. 4. Transverse Fracture<br />This description implies that the bone is completely broken in a manner that is perpendicular to the way the bone runs.<br />Fracture that is straight across the bone at the right angles to the long axis of the bone  <br />
  5. 5. Transverse<br />
  6. 6. Spiral Fracture<br />The fracture lines spirals around the shaft of the bone<br />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<br />
  7. 7. Spiral<br />
  8. 8. Oblique Fracture<br />A fracture in which the line of break runs obliquely to the axis of the bone.<br />A slanted fracture of the shaft along the bone's long axis.<br />A fracture at an angle to the bone<br />
  9. 9. Oblique<br />
  10. 10. Work Cited<br /> Medical Terminology – A living language “4th” edition Fremgen & Frucht 2009<br />

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