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What are the major symptoms of compound fracture ?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Danielle Jones
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Dr. W. Batson
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: There is bleeding.

By definition a compound fracture is one that punctures through the skin.
There will be a tear or cut in the skin over the break and the communicates through to the outside.

In brief: There is bleeding.

By definition a compound fracture is one that punctures through the skin.
There will be a tear or cut in the skin over the break and the communicates through to the outside.
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