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What is the Difference between a break and a fracture in a human bone

Definition: A fracture is a broken bone. A broken bone is a fracture. While many people believe that a fracture is a "hairline break," or a certain type of broken bone, this is not true. A fracture and a broken bone are the same thing! Both of these words mean that the normal bone architecture has been disrupted. This does not imply a certain type of treatment, but in general, bones heal best when immobilized. Medical personnel describe fractures in the following ways:

* A complete fracture is when the bone has broken into two pieces.

* A greenstick fracture is when the bone cracks on one side only, not all the way through.

* A single fracture is when the bone is broken in one place.

* A comminuted fracture is when the bone is broken into more than two pieces or crushed.

* A bowing fracture, which only happens in kids, is when the bone bends but doesn't break.

* An open fracture is when the bone is sticking through the


How an artificial leg works

An artificial leg works by sending signal to the sensor which senses the movement of the artificial leg.

What are the symptoms of emphazima

wheezing, shortness of breath, and labored breathing.

What is the medical term meaning factor in a patient's condition which makes the use of a drug dangerous or ill-advised

Contraindication -is a factor in which the patient's condition that makes the use of a medication or specific treatment dangerous or ill advised.

What chronic condition in which venous circulation is inadequate due to partial vein blockage or leakage of venous valves

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

What is the process of recording a radiographic study of the blood vessels after injection of a contrast medium called


What is the medical term meaning abnormal condition that is present at birth

A congenital disorder is any abnormal condition that exists at the time of birth.

Arteriomalacia is abnormal hardening of blood vessels of the walls of van artery or arteries

Arteriosclerosis is the abnormal hardening of the walls of arteries. Arteriomalacia is the abnormal softening of arterial walls.

What is An emergency procedure for life support consisting of artificial respiration and manual external cardiac compression is known as

It's called cardio-pulmonary resuscitation... or CPR.

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