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Fracture

Break in a bone

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Complete fracture

Across entire bone

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Incomplete fracture

Only part of the bone

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Closed fracture

Does not break skin

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Open fracture

Breaks skin

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Dislocation

Displacement of bone end from joint

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Immobilization

Provided by splints or cast

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Purpose of splint or cast

Keep injured body part in place and protect as it heals

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Cast

Rigid external dressing made of plaster or fiberglass to molded to body part

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How to educate patient

Report pain swelling discoloration Keep cast elevated. Etc...