A fracture is a broken bone. It is a condition that can happen to an individual after experiencing a traumatic, painful injury. When a bone is fractured, the shape of the bone is manipulated by the break. Fractures can happen straight across the bone affected or alongside the actual length of it. The result of a fracture breaks a bone in two or leaves it in multiple pieces.
- Severe pain
- Strained effort in using affected limb
- A distinguished bump, bend or twist in the affected area
- The fractured bone can be placed in a cast or splint while it grows back together.
- Traction: A treatment utilized to stimulate healing of the broken bone. This treatment stretches the muscles and tendons that enclose the affected area.