• Traumatic Injuries & Fractures
  • Traumatic Injuries & Fractures
  • Description

A fracture usually results from traumatic injury to a bone, causing the continuity of bone tissues or bony cartilage to be disrupted or broken. Fracture classifications include simple or compound and incomplete or complete. Simple fractures (often called "closed") are not obvious as the skin has not been ruptured and remains intact. Compound fractures (commonly called "open") break the skin, exposing bone and causing additional soft tissue injury and possible infection. A single fracture means that one fracture has occurred, and multiple fractures refer to more than one fracture occurring in the same bone. 

Traumatic Injuries & Fractures

Trauma is a common cause of visits to a physiotherapist. Both soft tissue damage (muscle, tendon and ligament injury) and a bone injury, such as a fracture, are common reasons. Depending on the type and degree of trauma, other parts of the body can also be injured, such as organ contusion, concussion, or a more serious injury. Traumatic Injuries can be caused by playing sports, a fall, or a motor vehicle accident, among other causes.

common causes

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

All three leg bones can break during a motor vehicle accident. Fractures can occur when your knees become jammed against the dashboard during a collision.

  • Sports injuries

Hyperextending your leg during contact sports can cause a broken leg. So can a direct blow  such as from a hockey stick or an opponent’s body.

  • Overuse

 Stress fractures are tiny cracks that develop in the weight-bearing bones of your body, including your shinbone. Stress fractures are usually caused by repetitive force or overuse, such as running long distances. But they can also occur with normal use of a bone that’s been weakened by a condition such as 

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