By: Kaylee Brooks
Pathophysiology of a Compound Fracture
A compound fracture effects the body by not only having a bone that is broken but has also come through the skin.
- Open wound
When doctors treat a compound fracture they will clean the bone and get the bleeding stopped. During surgery, they will put screws and metal rods in to fix the fracture.
After having a compound fracture, you may still have some mobility issues at the site of the injury. Some pain may occur throughout the rest of your life.