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What is the definition or description of: compound fracture?

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. Rick Koch
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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How long will a compound fracture take to heal?

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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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What are the major symptoms of compound fracture ?

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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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
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Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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What are the easiest methods to get a compound fracture?

Pressure : Like in a bad football or soccer accident or have a boat fall on you. Not a good thing to have your bone protrude through your skin! ...Read more

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How can one relieve the pain from a compound fracture?

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

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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What are the signs of a compound fracture?

See below: Pain, swelling, difficulty walking, grinding feeling of the bone, deformity of the affected area. ...Read more

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


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Compound Fracture (Definition)

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


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