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Dr. Amir Khan
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What is the definition or description of: compound fracture?

Dr. Amir Khan
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What is the definition or description of: compound fracture?

Bone out thru wound: Compound fracture is nowadays called an open fracture. Any fracture where the bone comes out thru the skin and is exposed is called an open fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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How long will a compound fracture take to heal?

Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How long will a compound fracture take to heal?

Compound fracture: Depends. A compound fracture has bone fragments piercing the skin. Healing depends on the general health, the severity of the fracture, the surgery, whether there is damage to nerves and vessels along with other soft tissue, and the occurrance of any complications. Healing may be delayed due to many factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman
Board Certified, Podiatry
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How is a compound fracture typically treated?

Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman
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How is a compound fracture typically treated?

Surgery: If it is truly a compound fracture, it is normally repaired surgically. ...Read more

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Dr. Danielle Jones
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What are the major symptoms of compound fracture ?

Dr. Danielle Jones
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What are the major symptoms of compound fracture ?

Open wound, fracture: Compound fractures are relatively easy to identify as they are open wounds with a broken bone at the opening. In addition to obvious trauma, pain, and bleeding, a compound fracture also causes the injured area to appear deformed. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
24 years in practice
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What are the easiest methods to get a compound fracture?

Dr. Barry Waldman
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Apply lots of force : But i wouldn't recommend it.

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
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How can one relieve the pain from a compound fracture?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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See below: Keep weight off the area and elevate the fractured area. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
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How do I know it is a compound fracture?

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
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Skin wounds: A compound fracture means the skin is broken and the boner came out. If you suspect this you need antibiotics and it needs to be washed out by a medical provider as well as xrays for treatment of the fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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What are the signs of a compound fracture?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
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See below: Pain, swelling, difficulty walking, grinding feeling of the bone, deformity of the affected area. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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What's the easiest way to get a compound fracture?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What's the easiest way to get a compound fracture?

Crushing injuries: Major car crashes and industrial crushing injuries, fall from great height, and collision sports often result in coompound fractures--basically complete fracture of the bone with fragmentations at the fracture site--see picture. Live well. Live safely. Protect yourself. Protect your family. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Ron Jones
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Compound fracture..What are some ways to treat it?

Dr. Ron Jones
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Compound fracture..What are some ways to treat it?

Surgical: Always surgical.

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