Fracture vs dislocation
Open / Closed
Types of Fractures
Greenstick - Incomplete fracture. … (common in children)
Transverse - The break is in a straight line across the bone.
Spiral - The break spirals around the bone; common in a twisting injury.
Oblique - Diagonal break across the bone.
Compression - The bone is crushed, causing the broken bone to be wider or flatter in appearance.
Untreated fractures of the lower limbs can lead to significant blood loss, which may be external and obvious, or covert. The estimated blood loss for a closed fracture of the femur is 1000–1500 ml and for a closed fracture of the tibia is 500–1000 ml. These figures can be doubled if the fracture is open.
Hip / Pelvis
Pulse - Motor - Sensory
Types of splints:
If no pulse then you may need to reset it, “make it look normal”. If no pulse then treat like you have a TQ.
TCCC Updated Guidelines on TQs
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