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closed reduction (or) manipulation
nonsurgical realignment of the bones to their previous anatomic position using traction, angulation or rotation or a combination of these
serious complication of a fracture caused by internal or external pressure on the affected area, resulting in decreased blood flow, pain, and tissue damage
fracture in which the break extends across the entire bone, dividing it into two separate pieces
condition in which fat globules are released from the marrow of the broken bone into the bloodstream, migrate to the lungs and cause pulmonary hypertension
procedure done during the open reduction surgical procedure to attach the fragments of the broken bone together when reduction alone is not feasible
fracture in which the bone is broken on one side but only bent on the other; most common in children
fracture in which the bone breaks only part way across, leaving some portion of the bone intact
unsatisfactory alignment of bone post fracture resulting in external deformity and dysfunction
open (or) compound (fracture)
fracture in which the fragments of the broken bone break through the skin
surgical procedure in which an incision is made at the fracture site, usually on patients wih open or comminuted fractures, to cleanse the area of fragments and debris
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