Bone Fracture Treatments Bell CA

Explore our extensive database of informative articles and learn about treating bone fractures. The definition of a fracture is the complete or incomplete interruption in the continuity of a bone. The definition of a fracture is the complete or incomplete interruption in the continuity of a bone. The common types of complete fractures are simple, impacted, compound and complicated.

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Understanding Bone Fractures

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Understanding Bone Fractures

by Ian Brown

This edition of a sports injury will be on types of fractures and their healing process. The definition of a fracture is the complete or incomplete interruption in the continuity of a bone. The common types of complete fractures are simple, impacted, compound and complicated.

Simple Fracture: occurs when the bone is broken and the skin remains intact. This is considered a closed fracture.

Impacted Fracture: this is the result when the broken bone ends are driven into each other.

Compound Fracture: is a severe fracture occurring when the bone protrudes through the skin. This is considered an open fracture and may result in infection.

Complicated Fracture: is also serious because the broken bone has injured an organ. An example would be a rib puncturing a lung.

The common types of incomplete fractures are greenstick, perforated. depressed and stressed.

Greenstick fracture: occurs when the bone is bent and partially broken. This often occurs in children.

Perforated fracture: is when there is a hole in the bone usually resulting from a bullet wound.

Depressed fracture: is a saucer or gutter-shaped piece of bone is driven inward, as occurs with fractures to the skull.

Stress fracture: results when a very small or hairline type crack occurs through repeated stress over time. Examples of this would be in running and boxing.

Two other types of fractures are avulsion and spontaneous fractures.

Avulsion fracture: occurs when a portion of the bone attached to a ligament or tendon is fractured from the bone by a violent pull on a ligament or tendon.

Spontaneous fracture: is a result of the bone fracturing due to muscle contraction or bone pathology, such as osteoporosis.

Bone Fractures
Left: simple (closed) fracture
and compound (open) fracture.

The healing time for stress fractures is approximately six to ten weeks. Other types of fractures may take two to twelve months. The healing process for each fracture will differ depending on the severity an nature of the fracture, the amount of bone lost, the bone that is affected and the degree of immobilization that has been applied.

Other factors that will determine healing time include the person's age, general health, nutrition, local circulation, physical fitness and systemic diseases like arthritis or diabetes. The client's compliance to the self-care program will also determine the length of healing time. Rem...

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