Compound Fracture

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.
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  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Open wound
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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.
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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.