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Fractures and Its Rehabilitation | Original Article

Harisha A. L.*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Youngster athletes taking part in games or physical activities are in majority and they are merely small adults. Their bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments are still growing, which makes them more susceptible to injuries. The area of developing cartilages where bone growth occurs in youngsters or weaker than the nearby ligaments and tendons. Fracture is nothing but a broken bone. Simple fracture- in a simple Fracture a bone breaks, but the skin over it does not tear or get injury. Compound fracture- in this both bone and skin breaks and there is a danger of infection. Multiple fractures- it means there is a more than one fracture in a bone. Comminuted fracture – it means the bone has shattered, usually owing to a crushing injury. Spiral fracture- it results when a bone broken by a twisting force. Greenstick fracture – here the break occurs only part way through the bone. Impacted fracture – when the broken ends of the bones drive in to one another. Stress fracture – is an overuse injury. it occurs when a muscle becomes fatigue and unable to absorb added shock. The fatigue muscle transfers the overload of stress to the bone causing a tiny crack called a stress fracture.