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Types Of Fractures

A fracture can be defined as the local disjointing of an object or a material into 2 or more pieces under the act of stress. The term fracture is often used to refer to the breakage of bones in living animals. It can also be referred in crystals or crystalline materials like gemstones or metal.

Occasionally, in crystalline materials, single pieces of crystals fracture without the actual separation into pieces. Depending on the thing that is fracture, it can either reduce strength or can inhibit the transmission of light like in the case of optical crystals.More...

 

What Is An Unstable Fracture ?

What Is An Unstable Fracture ?

An unstable fracture is usually a severe type of fracture. It is usually treated with the bone reduction method and despite the treatment measures, the bone still slips out of place. It is usually caused due to high levels of trauma and when the bone experiences severe or a heavy impact. In such a case, it becomes difficult for the bone to get realigned. Also, since the bone is shattered into many fragments, it may not be possible to put all the broken pieces back together, or it may result in slow union of the pieces. More...

Nursing Intervention For Bone Fracture

Nursing Intervention For Bone Fracture

Fractures can be caused at joints or along the length of a bone. Hand and leg fractures are the most common in case of accidents. The longest bone, like the femur, is the most likely to break in case of a fracture. When a person suffers from a bone fracture, nursing intervention is required. More...

Symptoms Of Posterior Fossa Fracture

Symptoms Of Posterior Fossa Fracture

A posterior fossa fracture refers to the fracture that occurs in the basal part of the skull. This is generally a dangerous type of fracture as it very difficult to detect this type of fracture with the help of CT scans. Also, the fracture is normally not visible in X-rays. More...

What Is Compression Fracture Of The Spine ?

What Is Compression Fracture Of The Spine ?

A compression fracture of the spine occurs when in the vertebral column when the vertebrae are exposed to extreme pressure. This kind of fracture can occur in people who have been high trauma accidents or in people who suffer from osteoporosis. Patients who suffer from osteoporosis can suffer from compression fractures even when there are no injuries involved. The fracture may occur due to their normal and everyday activities. More...

Vitamin C And Bone Fractures

Vitamin C And Bone Fractures

One of the dangers of Vitamin C deficiency in the body is frequent bone fractures. As a person ages, they lose bone density. This is normal and common during the ageing process. The older you get, the more bone density you lose. As a result a person gets prone to fractures, joint pains and also backaches. More...