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compression fracture
Bone is compressed; often occurs in vertebrae.
open (compound) fracture
Bone is broken and there is an open wound in the skin.
Colles fracture
Fracture near the wrist joint at the lower end of the radius.
Congenital abnormality of the hindfoot (involving the talus).
The most common form is talipes equinovarus or clubfoot.
pathological fracture
Caused by disease of the bone or change in the tissue surrounding the bone, making it weak.
Inflammation of the bone and bone marrow secondary to infection.
Another treatment of fractures involves a closed reduction. Explain what this is.
Is a manipulative reduction without a surgical incision.
Treatment of fractures involves reduction. Explain what this is.
The restoration of the bone to its normal position.
comminuted fracture
Bone is splintered or crushed into several pieces
impacted fracture
Fracture in which one fragment is driven firmly into the other.
simple fracture
A bone breaks in only one place (it is not comminuted).
greenstick fracture
Bone is partially broken and partially bent on the opposite side.
(Would be the same as when a green stick breaks on a tree).
This type of break is common in children.
closed fracture
Bone is broken but there is no open wound in the skin.
Decrease in bone density (mass); thinning and weakening of bone.
osteogenic sarcoma
Malignant tumor arising from bone (osteosarcoma).
This is the most common type of malignant bone tumor.
Another type of treatment of fractures involves an open reduction. Explain what this is.
An incision is made into the fracture site.
Softening of bone, with inadequate amounts of mineral (calcium) in the bone.
Sudden breaking of a bone.
Bony growth arising from the surface of bone (ex- means out, -ostosis means condition of bone).
Ewing sarcoma
Malignant bone tumor