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  Bone fracture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A bone fracture is a medical condition in which a bone becomes cracked, splintered, or bisected as a result of physical trauma.
A greenstick fracture occurs because the bone is not as brittle as it would be in an adult, and thus does not completely fracture, but rather exhibits bowing without complete disruption of the bone's cortex.
To this end, a fractured limb is usually immobilized with a plaster or fiberglass cast which holds the bones in position and immobilizes the joints above and below the fracture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fracture_(bone)   (1221 words)

 Fracture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word fracture is often applied to bones of living creatures, or to crystals or crystalline materials, such as gemstones or metal.
Depending on the substance which is fractured, a fracture reduces strength (most substances) or inhibits transmission of light (optical crystals).
In amorphous solids, by contrast, the lack of a crystalline structure means that any direction may be considered a cleavage plane; the result is a conchoidal fracture, with cracks proceeding normal to the applied tension.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fracture   (381 words)

 Tibial Fracture- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
A closed fracture is a fracture in which the skin of the lower leg is not broken.
An open fracture is classified according to the degree of skin disruption, and whether or not there is significant soft tissue loss, blood vessel disruption, or gross contamination.
A fracture of the tibia is serious because this bone heals slowly and sometimes poorly because of the sparse blood supply in some areas of the bone.
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/43/344.html   (917 words)

 Fracture -- eCureMe.com
In an impacted fracture, the pieces are jammed together by the force of the injury, and we may not see a fracture line because the bony pieces are pushed into each other.
Fractures usually are splinted or casted to place the injured part at-rest, avoiding movement of the fracture pieces while they are healing.
In some minor fractures where a deformity does not have to be corrected, such as a minor fracture of a toe, some simple method might be used to hold the pieces in-place.
www.ecureme.com /emyhealth/Pediatrics/Fracture.asp   (570 words)

 Pelvic fracture
A stable fracture is one in which the pelvis remains stable and involves one break-point in the pelvic ring with minimal hemorrhage.
An unstable fracture is one in which the pelvis is unstable with two or more break-points in the pelvic ring with moderate to severe hemorrhage.
Depending on the severity of the fracture, other imaging procedures may be required as well, such as contrasting studies involving the injection of a radioactive dye; the pictures can be used to evaluate organs and structures in the pelvic area, such as the urethra, bladder, and blood vessels.
www.lifesteps.com /gm/Atoz/ency/pelvic_fracture.jsp   (1175 words)

 FRACTURE MECHANICS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Fracture is a very complex process that involves the nucleation and growth of micro and macro voids or cracks, mechanisms of dislocations, flip bands, and propagation of microcracks, and the geometry of the material.
The energy necessary to fracture the test piece is directly calculated from the difference in initial and final heights of the swinging pendulum (Figure 7.).
A fatigue fracture will have two distinct regions; One being smooth or burnished as a result of the rubbing of the bottom and top of the crack(steps 1 and 2); The second is granular, due to the rapid failure of the material.
www.physicsarchives.com /fracturemechanics.htm   (2333 words)

 Hip Fracture- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Hip fractures are fractures of the "neck" of the femur; the long bone that comprises the upper part of the leg.
In the U.S., the cost of hip fracture is approximately 7 billion dollars annually, and hip fracture is the second most common cause of admission to nursing homes, accounting for some 60,000 admissions each year.
With a pelvic fracture, this may be achieved by tying the legs together at the ankles and knees and transporting on a firm surface (backboard).
drdean.healthcentral.com /encyclopedia/408/110/Hip_Fracture.html   (887 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Bone fracture repair
Bone fracture repairs are surgical procedures to realign and stabilize broken bones (fractures) with plates, nails, screws, or pins.
If examination of the fracture shows that a quantity of bone has been lost as a result of the fracture, especially if there is a gap between the broken bone ends, the surgeon may decide that a bone graft is essential to avoid delayed healing.
This is especially true of fractures that involve joints, as misalignment of joint surfaces may contribute to the development of arthritis.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/002966.htm   (598 words)

 FRACTURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Fracture is a description of the way a mineral tends to break.
Splintery is a fracture type that occurs in fiberous or finely acicular minerals and in minerals that have a relatively stronger structure in one direction than the other two.
Chrysotile serpentine is a typical mineral with splintery fracture and kyanite is an example of a non-fiberous mineral that has this fracture.
mineral.galleries.com /minerals/fracture.htm   (278 words)

 eMedicine - Fractures, Foot : Article by Robert Silbergleit, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
March fracture is a stress fracture of the second and/or third metatarsal that commonly occurs in joggers.
Fractures are of 2 general types, the Jones fracture and the pseudo-Jones or tennis fracture.
Spiral fracture of the shaft of the fifth metatarsal.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic195.htm   (3337 words)

Fracture on one side of the bone, causing a bend on the other side of the bone.
As soon as a fracture occurs, the body acts to protect the injured area, forming a protective blood clot and callus or fibrous tissue.
The fracture is closed and the callus is absorbed.
orthoinfo.aaos.org /fact/thr_report.cfm?Thread_ID=125&...+Information   (550 words)

 Bone Fracture
A bone fracture is diagnosed by a physical examination and x-rays of the injured area.
Severe fractures may require internal devices, such as screws, rods, or plates, to hold the bone in place or replace lost bone during the healing process.
The length of time it takes for a bone fracture to heal and the need for physical therapy after treatment depend upon the severity of the fracture and the age and health of the patient.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/b/bonefracture.htm   (846 words)

 Team Fracture :: News ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Fracture is sitting 4th place in the standings and 12pts separates us from 1st place.
The season is moving faster and faster with the Tarheel Open completed and Fracture sitting in a tie for 4th over in the standings, we have no room for errors.
Fracture will be playing in the Novice division to also bring home another 5 man air field.
www.teamfracturepb.com   (2419 words)

 Fracture Surgery
I have trained in fracture care in three different United States teaching hospitals including the Massachusetts General Hospital where I was the chief of the trauma service for six months.
A compound fracture is actually a fracture in which the skin is broken over the bone.
A comminuted fracture is a fracture with many pieces but it does not go through the skin.
www.kneesurgery.net /fracture_surgery.htm   (554 words)

 Fracture - Osteoporosis: health and medical information about Osteoporosis, bone loss and bone density
Examples include: "boxer's fracture" of the metacarpal bone of the hand, "blowout fracture" of the bones behind the eye, and "stress fracture" of the bones of tibia." Some fractures are also named by conditions associated with the bone breakage.
For example, a "compound fracture" is a fracture in which there is an associated open wound of the skin that leads directly to the broken bone.
The treatment of a fracture depends on the type of fracture, its severity and location, as well as the underlying condition of the patient.
www.medicinenet.com /fracture/article.htm   (455 words)

 Oilfield Glossary: Term 'fracture'
A fracture along which there has been displacement is a fault.
When walls of a fracture have moved only normal to each other, the fracture is called a joint.
Fractures can enhance permeability of rocks greatly by connecting pores together, and for that reason, fractures are induced mechanically in some reservoirs in order to boost hydrocarbon flow.
www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com /Display.cfm?Term=fracture   (110 words)

 Hip fracture
A family history of osteoporosis or fractures later in life is a strong predictor of low bone mass, although not necessarily of fractures themselves.
The type of surgery you have generally depends on the part of the hip that fractured, the severity of the fracture and your age.
In general, for fractures in which bones aren't well aligned, the older you are the more likely you are to receive a prosthesis.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00185.html   (2399 words)

 stress fracture - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about stress fracture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In medicine, bone fracture caused by excessive amounts of exercise.
It is marked by the gradual onset of pain and swelling and a lump may develop over the affected site.
Stress fractures cannot be detected by X-rays in the early stages.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /stress+fracture   (124 words)

 Fracture : A fractal screensaver
Fracture is a screensaver for OS X that creates a wide variety of fractal images.
But Fracture is really very simple to use, and you won't hurt anything by experimenting.
Fracture is shareware (which means we rely on you to pay for it if you use it).
www.sticksoftware.com /software/Fracture.html   (444 words)

 Toddler's Fracture of the Fibula -- Donnelly 175 (3): 922 -- American Journal of Roentgenology
Toddler's fracture was first described by Dunbar et al.
fracture" typically pertains to an occult fracture of the tibia,
Obscure tibial fracture of infants: the toddler's fracture.
www.ajronline.org /cgi/content/full/175/3/922   (499 words)

Quartz has this fracture type and almost all specimens that have been broken, demonstrate this fracture type very well.
Splintery is a fracture type that occurs in fibrous or finely acicular minerals and in minerals that have a relatively stronger structure in one direction than the other two.
Chrysotile serpentine is a typical mineral with splintery fracture and kyanite is an example of a non-fibrous mineral that has this fracture.
mineral.galleries.com /minerals/property/fracture.htm   (283 words)

 Fracture, open definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Fracture, open: A fracture in which the bone is sticking through the skin.
It usually is a result of trauma but can be due to an acquired disease of bone such as osteoporosis or abnormal formation of bone in a congenital disease of bone such as osteogenesis imperfecta ("brittle bone disease").
Examples of classification include "transverse fracture of the humerus," "spiral fracture of the femur," "greenstick fracture of the radius," "impacted fracture of the humerus," "linear fracture of the ulna," "oblique fracture of the metatarsal," "compression fracture of the vertebrae," and "depressed fracture of the skull."
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8086   (298 words)

 How To Identify Minerals: Fracture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Unlike cleavages, which are usually clean, flat breaks, fractures can be smoothly curved, irregular, jagged or splintery.
The most common types of fracture are conchoidal (quartz), fibrous or splintery, hackly (copper), uneven or irregular.
The sample of malachite shown here has a conchoidal fracture; it's smooth and curved.
www.sdnhm.org /kids/minerals/howto-fracture.html   (48 words)

 CNLD Fracture Page
The goal of research into fracture at the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics is to study fracture as a dynamical system; to understand how dynamics at small scales works out in phenomena at the macroscopic scale.
We have shown that there is a forbidden band of velocities in low-temperature crystals where crack propagation is impossible, that above this band cracks propagate stably, and that above a critical energy flux they become unstable to a micro-cracking instability surprisingly reminiscent of the experiments in amorphous materials.
Ideal fracture of silicon studied with molecular dynamics (1.3 MB, pdf) 1998 paper by D Holland and M Marder in Physical Review Letters, vol 80, pp 746-749.
chaos.ph.utexas.edu /~marder/fracture/frac.html   (866 words)

 Word! Fracture
When a bone breaks, it's called a fracture.
Wait until someone comes to help you because fractures only get worse when they're moved around.
Usually, a doctor will put a cast around the fracture to protect the area and help it heal.
www.kidshealth.org /kid/word/f/word_fracture.html   (85 words)

 MedlinePlus: Fractures
Fractures (Broken Bones) (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
Association between Osteoporosis Screening and Hip Fracture Rates in Adults 65 Years of Age and Older (02/01/2005, American College of Physicians)
The primary NIH organization for research on Fractures is the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/fractures.html   (401 words)

 Flickr: Photos tagged with fracture
Click to our therapeutic guide and click on "F" for fracture to find out how magnetic therapy...
If your fractured bone came from some else's negligence, find your legal rights.
Legal assistance is provided to help defray medical bills, compensate for pain and suffering and...
www.flickr.com /photos/tags/fracture   (145 words)

 Fracture 1.2 - MacUpdate
Fracture is a screensaver that draws fractal images.
These are images created from mathematical formulas, and are often very beautiful.
I run Fracture through BackLight and I save the output for my wallpaper slideshow.
www.macupdate.com /info.php/id/7859   (200 words)

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