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Patient Education

Pat Ed YBI Chapter Seven Fractures

Closed or simple Overlying skin is intact.
Open or compound Skin overlying the bone ends is not intact.
Longitudinal Fracture extends along the length of the bone.
Transverse Fracture is at right angles to the axis of the bone.
Oblique Fracture extends in an oblique direction.
Greenstick Fracture is on one side of the bone.
Comminuted Bone is splintered or crushed.
Impacted Fractured ends of the bone are driven into each other.
Pathologic Fracture results from weakening of the bone by disease.
Nondisplaced Bone ends remain in alignment.
Displaced Bone ends are out of alignment.
Spiral Fracture results from a twisting mechanism, causing the break to wind around the bone in a spiral.
Compression Excessive pressure causes the bone to collapse.
Avulsion Tearing away of a muscle or a ligament is accompanied by tearing away of a bone fragment.
Depression Bone fragments of the skull are driven inward.
Colles' Fracture of the distal head of the radius.
Basilar Fracture of the floor of the cranial vault.
Le Fort Bilateral horizontal fracture of the maxilla.
Pott's Fracture of the lower part of the fibula.
Clavicular Fracture of the collar bone.
Created by: dsljulian