• anonymous
how do i write a patient information sheet describing these 20 different types of fractures that someone may see at the orthopedics practice they work in. Including the following fracture types: closed open complicated comminuted impacted incomplete greenstick Colles' butterfly complete compression fissure hairline oblique spiral unstable segmental fragmental double complex
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  • anonymous
is this what a information patient sheet should look like? What is a fracture? A fracture is nothing more than a broken bone. Causes of fracture: There are several different causes of fractures. Fractures occur from the bone being struck by an object, direct impact from a fall, or being twisted in an abnormal position from an accident. Fractures are more commonly found in young children because of their inability to judge risks. Symptoms of a fracture: The symptoms depend on what type of a fracture has occurred. Some symptoms may include but are not limited to, lack of mobility in the extremity, discomfort, puffiness, discoloration, and distortion (appearance). Different types of fractures: Closed Fracture: (simple fracture); is when the bone is broken but there are no external injuries visible. Open Fracture: (compound fracture); is when there is an external injury or wound at the site of the broken bone. Typically there are bone fragments poking through the skin. Complicated Fracture: is when a broken bone has injured an internal organ. For example, if you break a rib and it punctures your heart. Comminuted Fracture: is when the broken bone has shattered or splintered. Impacted Fracture: is when the end of the broken bone is wedged into the side of another bone. Incomplete Fracture: is when the line of the fracture does not pass completely through the bone. Greenstick Fracture: is when the break does not go completely through the bone and the back side of the bone is bent. This is commonly found in children due to their underdeveloped bones. Colles’ Fracture: is a break of the radius (large arm bone) near the wrist. It normally causes displacement of the hand. Hairline Fracture: is a minor break in the bone, but the bone remains in perfect alignment. Butterfly Fracture: is a bone break in which the center bone fragment contains two cracks and forms a triangle.

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