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LAS Fractures

Fracture Classifications, Signs & Symptoms

How many classifications are there of Fractures? Five - Open, Closed, Stable, Unstable, Greenstick
Describe an Open fracture? Skin is broken, bone may be visible
Describe a Closed fracture? Skin is unbroken, under the skin
Describe a Stable fracture? Clean break or crack to bone
Describe an Unstable fracture? Broken ends, can be displaced
Describe a Greenstick fracture? Split/Bend or crack - especially in young
Describe the Signs & Symptoms of fractures (PDSSLCW)? Pain, Deformity, Signs of shock, Shortening, bending or twisting, Loss of movement, Crepitus, Wound (if open #)
P = Pain
D = Deformity
S = Signs of shock
S = Shortening, bending or twisting
L = Loss of movement
C = Crepitus (A clinical sign in medicine characterized by a peculiar crackling, crinkly, or grating feeling or sound under the skin)
W = Wound (if open #)
Created by: pburke1