Fractures

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Fractures

  1. 1. Fractures Emily Hyeronimus
  2. 2. What is a fracture and what are the different types. <ul><li>What is a fracture? A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone. </li></ul><ul><li>open fracture - the bone exits and is visible through the skin, or where a deep wound exposes the bone through the skin. </li></ul><ul><li>closed fracture - the bone is broken, but the skin is intact </li></ul><ul><li>greenstick - incomplete fracture. The broken bone is not completely separated. </li></ul><ul><li>compression - the bone is crushed, causing the broken bone to be wider or flatter in appearance. </li></ul><ul><li>transverse - the break is in a straight line across the bone. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Green stick Transverse Compression
  4. 4. Symptoms <ul><li>Symptoms may be : </li></ul><ul><li>Pain on the area of the fracture </li></ul><ul><li>Swelling </li></ul><ul><li>obvious deformity in the injured area </li></ul><ul><li>trouble moving the area of the fracture. </li></ul><ul><li>Bruising </li></ul>
  5. 5. signs <ul><li>Obvious deformity </li></ul><ul><li>Swelling </li></ul>
  6. 6. management techniques <ul><li>If responsive </li></ul><ul><li>Main aim is to prevent any movement at the site of the fracture. </li></ul><ul><li>Immobilise the join above and below the fracture site if possible. </li></ul><ul><li>If necessary splint in a position of comfort for the victim. ( splints should usually only be considered when ambulance transport is not available or necessary) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t attempt to realign a badly deformed limb. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you treat for shock as the casualty maybe be in a state of panic or shock. </li></ul><ul><li>If unresponsive </li></ul><ul><li>Call an ambulance urgently </li></ul><ul><li>Immediately place victim in recovery position. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct primary survey, vital signs and secondary surveys as appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide supplemental oxygen if able. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Slings and splints for management
  8. 8. Examples of fractures
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>Royal Life Saving Australia </li></ul><ul><li>First aid book by john Lippmann and David Natoli. </li></ul><ul><li>First published august 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Reprint with some alteration June 2007 and April 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Your total health care. </li></ul><ul><li>Review Date: 06-12-2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/fractures.html?pageNum=5 </li></ul><ul><li>CPR PRO. Com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cpr-pro.com/fa_injuries.html </li></ul>

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