What Are the Common Closed Fractures?

Generally speaking, there are four types include:

Broken Wrist: A wrist fracture is the most common type of fracture that requires medical treatment. Often closed wrist fractures can be treated with a cast to hold the healing bones in proper position. More severe wrist fractures may require surgery, even when the injury is closed. In these cases, pins, plates, and screws are commonly used for treatment.

Hip Fractures: A broken hip is the most common type of closed fracture in the elderly population. Almost always these are closed fractures, as open hip fractures are exceedingly rare injuries. Despite being a closed fracture, broken hips almost always require surgical treatment.

Ankle Fractures: A broken ankle occurs when the ankle joint is severely twisted in the bone is injured. While in younger patients a sprain is often the result, as people get older bone is often the injured structure. Depending on the severity of the injury, surgery may be needed.

Spinal Compression Fracture: The spinal column is made of vertebrae stacked up upon each other. These vertebrae can be injured when people develop bone thinning from osteoporosis. Spinal compression fractures are most common in older individuals, and often occur with relatively minor injuries or even no known injury at all.

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