Bone fractures are the cases where the bone is broken into 2 or more pieces. Most common reason is physical trauma, and elder patients might also have fractures due to osteoporosis. Young patients heal faster and easier, however it can be very dangerous for elder patients. If not treated on time, an elder patient might loose his/her life due to a simple fracture.
There are two types of bone fractures:
- Closed Fractures: Cases where broken bone stays inside the skin.
- Compound Fractures: Cases where broken bone tears the skin and gets outside. Has infection risk.