What is a fracture?
A fracture, also known as a broken bone, is a condition that changes the contour (size) of the bone. A fracture often occurs when there is a high power or bone effect.
Fractures are common – there are millions of people in the United States every year – and can be due to many things. People break bones in sports injuries, car accidents, falling, or osteoporosis (bone weak due to bone aging). Although most fractures are caused by trauma, they may be “pathogenic” (due to underlying illness like cancer or severe osteoporosis). Due to osteoporosis, more than one million “delicate” fractures occur every year. Medical care is required immediately after a bone breakdown.
What are the types of fracture?
There are several types of fractures:
- A fracture can be closed (the skin does not break up) or open, which is also called a compound fracture (the skin is open and the risk of infection is important).
- Some fractures are displaced (there is a difference between the two ends of the bone). They often require surgery.
- Partial fracture is an incomplete break of a bone.
A complete fracture is a complete break of a bone, which is divided into two or more pieces.
These are the different types of partial, complete, open and closed fracture:
Transverse: Break is in a straight line in the bone.
Spiral: Brake spiral around the bone.
Oblique: Break is diagonal in the bone.
Compression: Cranking bone and flattens in appearance.
Commute: Bone fragments in many different pieces
The most common causes of fracture are:
Trauma During a fall, a motor vehicle accident, or a football game, a settlement can result in all fractures.
Osteoporosis This disorder weakens the bones and makes them more likely to break.
Overuse Repeat speed can tie muscles and put more force on the bone. The result may be a stress fracture. Strain fractures are more common in athletes.
Many fractures are very painful and can prevent you from transferring the injured area. Other common symptoms include:
Swelling and tenderness around the injury
Deformity – An organ can screw “out of place” or a part of the bone through the skin
Functional cast or brace
Castor brace allows limited or “controlled” movement of nearby joints. This treatment is desirable for some, but not all, fracture.
Traction is usually used to align a bone or bones with a soft, stable pulling action.
In this type of operation, metal pins or screws are placed in a broken bone above and below the fracture site. The pins or screws are attached to the metal bar outside the skin. This device is a permanent frame which keeps the bones in proper condition when properly cured.
The spinal cord contains 7 uterus, 12 thoracics, and 5 blanket vertebrae. The spinal cord puts the body in front of gravity and protects the spinal cord. The compression fracture can be due to osteoporosis, injury, or trauma.
People with osteoporosis lose calcium from the bones, and vertebrae may become weak and unable to catch against the forces of gravity, so they gradually become compressed over time.
Due to a compression fracture due to injury, the spinal cord or nerve root may be irritable or not.
Due to trauma, a compression fracture is mostly due to a motor vehicle accident or falling from the height.
The purpose of the skull is to protect the brain. It is a flat bone and it takes a significant direct blow to the cause of a fracture. Since the main concern is the injury to the brain, not the scalp injury, plain X-rays are not regularly looking for a scalp fracture. Brain CT scan is recommended when there is concern about brain injury. Skull fractures are often associated with local swelling and bleeding on the site of the injury.
What are the symptoms and symptoms of fracture throughout the body?
Hand: difficulty in using pain, swelling, abnormal twist, hand or heat, heat, injury, or redness.
Elbows: Pain, swelling, bruising, hardness, a ‘pop’ noise, or visual distortion during fracture
Wrist: The use of pain, swelling, hands, and wrists decreased, a crooked or distorted appearance, and unable to catch hold
Hand: Pain, swelling, tenderness to touch, hardness, and weakness. The deformity is not always common.
Finger: Pain, swelling, unable to move the finger, a little finger, or sad nose
Legs: severe pain, swelling, tenderness, injury, clear distortion, and inability to walk
Knee: Pain, swelling, injury, inability to straighten the knee and the inability to walk
Ankle: severe pain, swelling, tenderness to touch, injury, deformity, and inability to walk
Legs: severe pain, swelling, injury, swelling of the toes and feet, lack of speed reduction, inability to walk comfortably, and visual distortion