Fractures & Broken Bones

A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. There are different types of fractures which include both cracked bones and complete breaks. Fractures frequently occur in childhood, however bones are still growing and tend to heal quicker than adult bones. As people get older, bones can become brittle and are more likely to break.

Different types of fractures:

  • Displaced fracture: The bone breaks into two or more pieces and does not stay in its original alignment.
  • Non-Displaced fracture: The bone cracks or breaks all the way but stays in place.
  • Comminuted fracture: The bone is broken in several places.
  • Closed fracture or simple fracture: The bone is broken but the skin is not torn, no puncture or open wound.
  • Open fracture or Compound fracture: The bone is broken and there is an open wound. An open fracture faces the increased risk of deep bone infection.
  • Pathological fracture: This fracture is caused by disease such as osteoporosis or certain types of cancers. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, even if there has been no trauma, you may have a pathological fracture

Symptoms of fractures: A fracture is often difficult to detect without an x-ray. If you’ve fallen, been hit, or collided with someone or something and suspect a possible fracture you may need immediate medical attention. Check the list below for common symptoms.

  • Obvious swelling and/or bruising over a bone.
  • Pain increases when movement or pressure is applied.
  • Pain increases when movement or pressure is applied.

  • Difficulty or inability to move the damaged area.

  • The skin is torn and broken bone can be seen.

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