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GENERAL SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FRACTURE

Updated on September 10, 2009

GENERAL SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FRACTURE

1. Pain at or near the seat of fracture.

2. Tenderness of discomfort on getle pressure over the affected area.

3. Swelling about the seat of fracture. Swelling frequently render it difficult to perceive other signs of fracture and care must be taken therefore not to treat the condition as a less serious injury.

4. Loss or power; the injured part cannot be moved normally

5. Deformity of the limb; the limb may assume an unnatural position and be mis-shapen.

The contracting muscles may cause the broken ends of the bone to override, thereby producing shortening of the limp.

6. Irregularity of the bone. If the fracture is near the skin the irregularity of the bone may be felt.

7. Crepitus (bony grating) may be heard or felt.

8. Unnatural movement at the seat of the fracture.

The last two signs should never be sought deliberately, but they may be noted during examination.

Any or all of these signs and symptoms may not be present: those which are may vary in degree.

Comparison with the uninjured side will assist in the diagnosis.

In addition to these signs and symptoms, marks on the clothing or skin may serve to locate the fracture. The snap of the bone may have been heard or felt.

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      bob 5 years ago

      niceeeeeeeeee but not helpful

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      n/a 6 years ago

      what or the sympyoms of am broken bone

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      Bob 6 years ago

      That is yucky! :P