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A comminuted (kah-muh-NOOT-ed) fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone is broken into more than two pieces.
It takes a lot of force for someone to get a comminuted fracture. A car accident or serious fall, for instance, can cause this type of break.
Someone with a comminuted fracture will probably need surgery. Then, he or she will need to wear a splint or cast for a while to keep the bone from moving while it heals.
Many kids will have a broken bone at some point. Here’s what to expect.
Broken bones have an amazing ability to heal, especially in kids. Full healing can take time, but new bone usually forms a few weeks after an injury.
A buckle or torus fracture is a type of broken bone. One side of the bone bends, raising a little buckle, without breaking the other side of the bone.
A greenstick fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone cracks on one side only, not all the way through the bone.
A stress fracture is a tiny crack in a bone. They usually happen from repeating the same movement over and over.
Casts keep bones and other tissues in place while they heal. Here’s what to expect, and how to care for casts.
A broken bone needs emergency medical care. Here’s what to do if you think your child just broke a bone.
Without bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn’t stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.
A splint is a support device that keeps an injured area from moving. Doctors often use splints to hold bones and joints in place so they can heal after a fracture.
Bones are tough stuff – but even tough stuff can break. Find out what happens when a bone fractures.
What happens when you break a bone?
A broken bone requires emergency medical care. Here’s what to do.
This article for teens has tips on taking care of a cast so it keeps working as it should.
Some injuries will heal best if a cast is used. Find out how they work and how to take care of them in this article for kids.
You probably can’t waitÂ toÂ get back to your normal activities, but it takes a while for a limb that’s been in a cast to finish healing. Here’s what to expect.
A comminuted fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone is broken into more than two pieces.
A buckle or torus fracture is a type of broken bone. One side of the bone bends, raising a little buckle, without breaking the other side of the bone. Teens don’t usually get this type of fracture.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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