Fractures Archive

Know the Seriousness of Compound Fractures

Compound Fractures are also known as open fractures and occur when the bone breaks and is sticking through the skin. This type of fracture is usually a more severe type because of the bone sticking out through the skin. However, the bone does not have to be sticking out through the skin for it to

Facial Fractures Can Cause Serious Problems

A fracture is a broken bone and a facial fracture are is a broken bone or bones in the face. Facial fractures can be caused by many different situations. Motor vehicle crashes, falls, violent assaults and sporting injuries are some of the most common causes of facial fractures. When a patient experiences a facial fracture,

Description of Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are fractures that many don’t take seriously, although the consequences of an untreated stress fracture can be very serious. Stress fractures are known as incomplete fractures in the bones. They are caused by repeated and unusual stress to the bones. This is what makes stress fractures different from other fractures, which are usually

Know the Different Types of Fractures

There are many different types of fractures. The main types, however, are complete, incomplete, simple and compound. Each of these types of fractures has some similarities yet is quite different. When describing the difference between the complete and incomplete, they are referring to how the bone broke. In complete fractures, the bone breaks completely, sometimes

Knowing What Bone Fractures Are

Many people aren’t aware that bone fractures are the same as broken bones. When they hear they have a fracture, they feel relieved, believing that they have “only a fracture, but not a broken bone”. Because of this mistaken belief, they don’t get the care and treatment that bone fractures need, prolonging the healing process

Wrist Fractures: The Most Common Fractures

Many people today still don’t realize that fractures and broken bones are the same thing. Another thing many of us don’t realize is that wrist fractures are the most common fractures or broken bones in patients under the age of 65. Most wrist fractures are actually fractures of the radius, which is one of two

Different Types of Bone Fractures Mean Different Treatments

Bone fractures occur any time a bone gets broken in the body. Although many don’t realize it, a broken bone is the same as a bone fraction. Bone fractures happen to children more often than adults, but are usually less severe than with adults. Some of the more common bone fractures are to the ankle,

Learn the Seriousness of Spiral Fractures

Fractures are the same as broken bones. Since we have many different bones in our body, there are going to be many types of fractures. Some of the most common are compound, simple, open, closed, etc. There are also fractures by less common names such as spiral fractures. The fact that these names are less

Different Types of Skull Fractures

Skull fractures occur when one or more bones in the skull are broken. Skull fractures are caused by some kind of head injury. There are different types of skull fractures. An isolated skull fracture may not be a very serious injury, but that there was enough of a blow to cause a skull fracture makes

What Exactly are Salter Harris Fractures?

When it comes to having fractures of the bones, many people will have at least one in their lifetime. In fact, many people may even have multiples along with broken bones. However, one type of fracture that is very common for younger people to get is Salter Harris Fractures. Many times when people have a