Injuries Flashcards Preview

Pe > Injuries > Flashcards

Flashcards in Injuries Deck (11):
1

Atrophy definition

When you lose muscle as they get smaller and weaker

2

What are Sprains

Joint injuries where the ligament is torn or stretched

3

What is a Dislocation

Joints can become dislocated when the bone is pulled out of the normal position

4

What is a Fracture

A break in the bone with bruising or swelling


A hard tissue injury that occurs on impacts

5

What is a Simple fracture

A break of a bone under the skin where the bone does NOT pierce the skin

6

What is a Compound fracture

Where the bone is broken and the skin is torn and the bone pokes out

7

What is a Stress fracture

A small crack in the bone

Caused by continuous stress over time

8

What is a Green stick fracture

When a young or soft bone bends and partly breaks

9

RICE definition

Treats injuries

Rest - stop or it will get worse
Ice - apply ice to the injury
Compression - bandage the injury
Elevation - support the limb by raising it

10

What is a strain

A joint injury


Ankle

11

What is torn cartilage

A soft tissue injury that happens when turned quickly