types of fractures

fracture is the correct term for a broken bone

fractures happen when the force one the bone is stronger than the bone itself

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symptoms of a fracture may include:

  • pain
  • bruising
  • swelling
  • misshapen limb
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compound/open fracture

(http://www.wax-media.co.uk/Solar_images/Q-c130-Open-Fracture.gif)

where the broken bones causes the skin to break, adding an additional complication of possiable infection

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simple/closed fracture

(http://pain.health-info.org/files/fckeditor/image/fracture_simple_small.jpg)

where the bone does not break the skin

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greenstick fracture

(http://img.medscape.com/fullsize/migrated/446/548/ar446548.fig10.jpg)

common in younger children, this is where to bone bends on one side and breaks on the other

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stress fracture

(http://www.thirdage.com/files/cond/stress-fractures-of-the-tibia-and-fibula.jpg)

injuries commonly caused through over use, this is where a small crack forms in the bone

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reducing the risks:

personal rediness

  • PAR-Q
  • recovery time
  • warm up
  • correct clothing
  • follow the rules
  • check facilities/equipment
  • blanced competition (age/gender/ability or level)
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