A compound fracture is when it comes to determining the end of the broken bone are separated or angled. In these cases, the deformation of the bone may also be visible. Through the use of x-ray you can see how the different bone fragments are aligned and then you can make a specific diagnosis. Among the symptoms most characteristic is the appearance of a sharp pain, which is accompanied by swelling and bruising. The causes are to be found especially in violent trauma or in some pathologies, which can be considered real risk factors. To remedy this, we must immobilize the body part involved, and proceed to the realignment of fractures. For this purpose, it may sometimes be necessary surgery.


The pain is sudden and severe the most obvious symptom of a broken bone fracture. The painful sensation becomes more intense, if you try to load a weight. After a few hours of the occurrence of trauma, we notice the appearance of swelling and swelling affecting the soft tissue around the bone affected. Are also observed bruises that are caused by loss of blood from the bone or surrounding tissues. If the fracture occurs in an area far from the heart, for example the wrist, to a finger, at the metacarpal of the hand , the tibia and the fibula, humerus or the end of a limb, appears a characteristic bluish color.


The causes

The causes of a compound fracture are represented by a trauma to violent impact, due to an accident, a fall, to a bruise or an unusual movement. Are not to be underestimated some particular risk factors, which expose more to danger. It is in some kind of disease. Osteoporosis, infections, bone tumors makes it weaker skeleton, preparing to make it easier to run into a broken bone.


The treatment for a fracture initially provide the use of pain medication to relieve pain. It is normally used as paracetamol, while avoiding taking aspirin or NSAIDs, because you can make more serious bleeding. Then you must proceed to the realignment of the bone fragments, also by means of a surgical intervention, especially in the case in which it has to do with a joint or with the femur. Only after all this is done to immobilize the affected area with the chalk. It may also have recourse to traction, to keep the bones aligned, while the fracture faces the healing process.