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Doctor insights on: Simple Fracture Vs Compound Fracture

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 do I know it is a compound fracture?

How do I know it is a compound fracture?

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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How bad is it to ignore a compound fracture?

How bad is it to ignore a compound fracture?

Potentially very bad: It could be potentially very dangerous specially if the fracture is contaminated by outside material.It could get infected with severte consequences.Every open fracture should be cleaned, debrided if necessary and dressed.Antibiotics is an option depending upon the degree on contamination. ...Read more

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How is a compound fracture typically treated?

Surgery: Almost all open or compound fractures require urgent surgery. ...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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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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What's the easiest way to get a compound fracture?

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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How can one relieve the pain from a compound fracture?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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