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Impacted Fracture

This type of problem is associated with the fracture that has broken bonefragments edged one into the other. The crystalline compound is something that is created by the cells located in the living tissue, called bones and it is comprised of calcium phosphate's mineral salts. This iswhat gives the bones such hardness and strength and it also contributes to the densityof the bones. When a person turns 30, the bones are at the full density, butfractures can happen. The problem we are talking about in this text isconnected with the fracture with two bone fractures wedged together.There are several ways the bone can get fractured, although they are hard. Thiscan be done if the bone is twisted or bent in awkward angle. Fractures are mostlya result of collision with a hard object or fall. In some cases, the surroundingbody parts can get damaged, but this depends on the severity of the fracture anddamage. Sometimes, several fractures can occur and the name used for this iscomminuted impact fracture.

Causes

We have mentioned the most common ways of creating a fracture and itseems that older people and children are mostly prone to this problem. Childrenseem to be prone due to the falls during playtime, while older people havefragile bones that are easy to break. Sometimes a fracture can be a resultof repetitive use of a bone. Sportsman and athletes in general are affected bythis problem, which rarely leads to the impacted fractures.

Symptoms

Once the fracture is created, pain will be the first to experience. Theseverity of the fracture and damage will determine the strength of the pain,which can sometimes be throbbing and excruciating. The fractured part maysometimes be immovable due to the very serious pain experienced. Once the fractureoccurs, swelling and bruising of the affected location also occur. A person maybecome clammy, lightheaded and dizzy due to the pain, while the affected area mayalso produce a rattling and cracking sound.

Diagnosis and Treatment

In most cases, X-ray scans will determine if the fracture is present, but inmore serious cases, meaning those with the impacted fracture, CT scans or MRI scans may alsobe needed. The treatment usually involves wearing splint or sling, which willprevent the bone movement and keep it in place to heal. Surgical steel wires,pins, screws, plates and rods may be used in cases of several bone fragments.They will keep the bone in place until it heals. Remember that rest is neededfor the treatment. The bone has to reunite, so in some cases the cast must be worn.Be careful even when you remove the cast and try not to do the daily activities for some time.

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