Bone fractures

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Bone fractures

  1. 1. BONE FRACTURESGREENSTICK OBLIQUE TRANSVERSE SPIRAL
  2. 2. GREENSTICK FRACTURE Fracture is a crack but does not completely break through Most common in children Bones softer & more flexible, making it harder to break than bend Difficult to diagnose because not all signs & symptoms of a broken bone come up Treatment requires immobilization of bone for proper growth
  3. 3. SPIRAL FRACTURE Fracture caused by a twisting force Referred to as a Torsion Fracture Creates an oblique fracture around & through bone Similar & compared to oblique fractures Difficult to treat: break is helical (spiral), pattern of a corkscrew Treatment involves months in a cast and possible surgery
  4. 4. OBLIQUE FRACTURE  Fracture where break runs diagonal to shaft/ axis of bone  Result of a sharp angled/slanted blow to the bone  Compared and similar to spiral fractures, but with a straight break, not corkscrew pattern  Most common in long bones (humerus, femur)
  5. 5. TRANSVERSE FRACTURE  Fracture in where bone is broken straight across-perpendicular to way bone runs  Results of a sharp, direct blow or stress fracture caused by prolonged running  Break can cause misalignment in process of repair  Reduction or replacement may be needed for full recovery
  6. 6. References www.mayoclinic.com www.wiseguy.com www.innerbody.com

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