1 - Fractures - Principles 1

1 - Fractures - Principles 1 - ByEmanA.Salem 1 History...

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    1 Clinical features of fractures Clinical features of fractures By Eman A. Salem By Eman A. Salem
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2 History Usually includes a history of injury; Followed  by inability to use the joint Fracture is not always at the sight of injury. ptn age and mech. Of injury are   important Trivial truma   path. Fracture Pain, bruising, and swelling are common  symptoms.
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3 Fracture      VS.     Soft tissue injury Deformity   more suggestive of a   FX. Green stick FX. and elderly with impacted FX. of  femoral neck may experience little or no pain, or loss of  function.   Enquire about sympt. of associated injury:  numbness loss  of movement, skin pallor, cyanosis, blood in urine,  abdominal pain, difficulty with breathing and transient  loss of consciousness. 
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4 History cont. Ask about previous or other musculoskeletal  abnormality  Finally take general medical history.
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6 Examination Unless purely local injury  priority must be given to  deal with the general effects of truma In any case X-ray diagnosis is more reliable   1. Examine the most  obviously injured part   2. Check for  arterial damage 3. Test for  nerve injury 4. Look for injury in  distant parts
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8 Look for  Swelling Bruising Deformity If skin is intact or not (open VS simple) Posture of distal extremities and color of the skin    signs of nerve or vessel damage
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Feel  Palpate for localized tenderness
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