ANA300Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Greenstick Fracture, Flowchart
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Types of Fractures
Flow chart demonstrating the types of bone fractures.
Are divided into three types according to the severity of the break:
- No separation of bone into parts but a crack/break is detectable
- Can be further divided into:
- A fatigue-induced fracture of the bone caused by repeated stress over time
- Stress fractures are the result of accumulated trauma from repeated loading, such as
running or jumping.
- Common overuse injuries in athletes
- Very common in young people
- One side of the fracture has been broken and one side is bent; therefore it is classified
as an incomplete break
- The name for a greenstick fracture comes from the analogy of breaking a young, fresh
- Most often the greenstick fracture must be bent back into the proper position and then
casted for about six weeks
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