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Fracture -Fracture of nasal bone: its cause, diagnose and first aid treatment

Fracture of nasal bone: its cause, diagnose and first aid treatment It is due to direct trauma to the nose. It is diagnosed by the presence of bleeding from nose, difficulty in breathing due to airway obstruction. First Aid Treat as for nasal bleeding. Clear the airway. Apply a cold compress locally Shift him to a hospital immediately.

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Fracture -Facial fractures (nose, cheekbones or jaw): It’s diagnose and first aid treatment

Facial fractures (nose, cheekbones or jaw): It’s diagnose and first aid treatment These include fractures of the nose, cheekbones or jaw. The airway may be obstructed by loose teeth, blood and saliva, or displaced, swollen or lacerated tissue. Absence or depression of cough reflex may result in aspiration of regurgitated stomach contents into lungs causing asphyxia. Bleeding may be profuse. Fracture of the lower jaw is diagnosed by the following...

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Fracture -Fracture of the skull: it’s diagnose and first aid treatment

Fracture of the skull: it’s diagnose and first aid treatment The skull is a closed box made of many bones that are united by immovable joints. It protects the It can be fractured by a direct blow or falling on the head from a height. It can also be fractured by indirect e.g. falling from a height, landing on the feet. Direct trauma usually fractures the vault of the skull,...

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Fracture -Important first aid measures and treatment for a fracture

Important first aid measures and treatment for a fracture The aims of first aid are as follows. 1.Reduce pain. Make the patient comfortable. Prevent further damage. Get medical aid at the earliest. The first aid measures are as follows. Treat bleeding, difficulty in breathing, shock and unconsciousness first. Treat all fractures in the position in which the victim is found rather than move him to another place. This is not...

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Fracture -Clinical features of a fracture and its diagnose

Clinical features of a fracture and its diagnose Some fractures are obvious, e.g. an open fracture through which the broken of a bone project out. Other fractures may not be so obvious. They are diagnosed by the following features. Mental visualization is done of how the injury was caused. The appearance of the injured part is checked compared to the same on the uninjured side. History of trauma is present,...

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Fracture-Types of a fracture and anatomical type of a fracture

Fracture-Types of a fracture and anatomical types of a fracture Simple (closed) fracture: the skin surface over the fracture is intact. Compound (open) fracture: the skin surface over the fracture is broken and fracture communicates with outside. There is risk of extensive blood loss and infection. Complicated closed or open fractures: there is injury to and/or blood vessels in addition to the fracture. Anatomical types of a fracture Various types...

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