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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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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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I suffered a compound fracture of the tib and fib (L) also a cracked patella (L) at age 22 now I'm experiencing "growing pain" like symptoms at age 26?

I suffered a compound fracture of the tib and fib (L) also a cracked patella (L) at age 22 now I'm experiencing "growing pain" like symptoms at age 26?

Be seen: At 26, your growth is certainly complete and so your pain is likely coming from something else. A detailed exam and X-ray will likely determine the cause. Consider being seen. ...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 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'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

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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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How could i treat a compound fracture to my vertebra?

It is very rear to : Have compound fracture of the vertebra, the treatment principle of the compound fracture any place should be followed the treating surgeon should be spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Treatments for a compound fracture in my foot?

Depends: Depends on the details of the fracture and their location. Treatments could include cast immobilization to surgical intervention. Evaluation by a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be beneficial. ...Read more

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How is a compound fracture stabilized post op?

Depend upon the loca: Depend upon where the fracture is and what bone or bones are involved.The most common methods are either plate, screws and if severly contaminated an external fixator. ...Read more

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How is a compound fracture typically stabilized after surgery?

Many ways: It depends on the severity of the fracture (fracture pattern and location) and severity of the soft tissue injury. Some open fractures can be treated with a "wash-out" and immediate internal fixation to stabilize the fracture. Others may require an external fixator for stabilization. The classification of the soft-tissue injury is factor in determining the type of stabilization. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is a compound fracture stabilized after surgery?

Can you tell me how is a compound fracture stabilized after surgery?

Fractures: can be treated in a number of ways including placing a rod in the marrow or canal of the bones. Metal plates and screws can also be used to hold the bones in place. occasionally we can also use external fixators whereby pins are placed in the bones and stick out of the skin and are held together by rods ...Read more

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Can a compound fracture leave you disabled if you don't go for rehab?

Can a compound fracture leave you disabled if you don't go for rehab?

Depends: The first issue with a compound or open fracture is preventing an infection with debridement and antibiotics. Disability could occur from malalignment, fracture not healing, and/or arthritis. Rehabilitation can help after a fracture but is not always required. ...Read more

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Is a temperature of 38 celcius in accident patient with compound fracture normal?

Is a temperature of 38 celcius in accident patient with compound fracture normal?

Yes: Trauma patients typically have a major inflammatory reaction during and immediately following the traumatic event. Many signaling pathways are initiated and inflammatory reactive substances are elevated including il-1, il-6 and tnf-alpha; all of which are pyretic (fever producing) agents. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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