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A broken bone – signs and symptoms are pain swelling deformity and loss of power. There are different types:

  1. Closed – a clean break
  2. Comminuted – the bone is broken in several places
  3. Compound – an open break –the bone has broken through the skin surface
  4. Depressed –the broken bone is driven inwards
  5. Greenstick – a partial break or bending of the bone occurs
  6. Dislocation – this occurs near a joint which is also dislocated
  7. Impacted – one end of the bone has been squashed into the other causing shortening
  8. Intracapsular – the break is within the joint itself
  9. Pathological – due to disease of the bone
  10. Pott’s – a broken dislocated ankle
  11. Spontaneous – the result of little or no injury



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