Flashcards in Chapter 30 - Musculoskeletal Trauma and Nontraumatic Fractures Deck (9)
a condition in which increased tissue pressure in a confined space causes decreased blood flow, leading to hypoxia and possible muscle, nerve, and vessel impairment, which may be permanent if the cells die.
the sound or feel of broken bone grinding against each other. Also called crepitation.
direct blow. Injuries from direct force occur at the point of impact.
a force that causes injury some distance away from the point of impact.
a broken bone resulting from a disease that causes degeneration and dramatic weakening of the bone, making it prone to fracture. Also called pathologic fracture.
a degenerative bone disorder associated with an accelerated loss of minerals, primarily calcium, from the bone.
a prickling or tingling feeling that indicates some loss of sensation.
any device used to immobilize a body part.