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Health Information For Teens
A comminuted (pronounced: 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 fracture.
Someone who gets a comminuted fracture probably will need surgery. After surgery, the person will wear a splint or cast for a while to keep the bone from moving while it heals.
Bones are tough stuff – but even tough stuff can break. Find out what happens when a bone fractures.
A broken collarbone is one of the most common types of broken bones. Find out how it can happen – and how to treat and avoid fractures.
A broken bone requires emergency medical care. Here’s what to do.
Broken bones have an amazing ability to heal. New bone forms within a few weeks of the injury, although full healing can take longer.
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.
A greenstick fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone cracks on one side only, not all the way through the bone.
This article for teens has tips on taking care of a cast so it keeps working as it should.
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 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.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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