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Biomechanical Testing Biomechanical Testing Fracture Fixation Fracture Fixation
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Bones Hard Highly specialized Protects Provides structural support Serves as a reservoir for calcium Has multiple insertion points for muscles
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Long Bone Tubular in shape Comprised of two components: a hard shell surrounding spongy matter along with marrow and fat Primarily good at providing structural support
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Long Bone: Hard Shell The hard shell of the long bone is known as the cortical bone. Because of its thickness and rigidity, it has the ability to resist bending Its body is covered with periosteum, which is a thin vascular membrane-like layer Inside the outer, hard shell is covered with endosteum Both the endosteum and the periosteum play a major role in the growth and healing of the bone
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Fractures Comminuted Fractures Occurs when an event like a traumatic crash result in the shattering of the bone. It order for an injury to be classified as comminuted breakage must be complete and result in at least three bone fragments
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Transverse Fractures Can result from an unsuspecting blow to a limb In this type of fracture the bone is completely broken. the blow causes a
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