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GERIATRICS: TYPES OF FRACTURES
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when the fractured bone protrudes through the soft tissue of the skin.
SIMPLE/CLOSED (NON DISPLACED)
when the fractured bone causes no soft tissue damages to the skin. Managed by cast or splint immobilization.
a part of the bone is fractured
the whole bone is fractured
bone is fracture horizontally (result of direct force)
bone is fractured vertically
results from a circling or twisting force
OBLIQUE (NON DISPLACED)
bone is fractured sideways but is still held together
bone is fractured sideways and the bone separates.
bone is broken in two or more places
If the bone broke into the wrist joint
if the joint is unaffected.
a fracture that is at the distal end of the radius of the wrist with a characteristic of the backward placement of the hand. (Result of trying to break a fall)
wrist fracture, hand goes inward.
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