Fractured Bone Healing Process


Fractured Bone Healing Process

Fractured Bone Healing Process

Fractured Bone Healing Process

Trauma to Bone and Bone Changes

Bones are living organs that cause pain when injured, bleed when fractured, remodel in relationship to stresses placed on them, and change with age. Like other organs, bones have blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, and nerves, and they may become diseased. Unused bones, such as in a paralyzed limb, atrophy (decrease in size). Bone may be absorbed, which occurs in the mandible when teeth are extracted. Bones hypertrophy (enlarge) when they support increased weight for a long period.

Trauma to a bone may break it. For the fracture to heal properly, the broken ends must be brought together, approximating their normal position. This is called reduction of a fracture. During bone healing, the surrounding fibroblasts (connective tissue cells) proliferate and secrete collagen, which forms a collar of callusto hold the bones together. Bone remodeling occurs in the fracture area, and the callus calcifies. Eventually, the callus is resorbed and replaced by bone. After several months, little evidence of the fracture remains, especially in young people. Fractures are more common in children than in adults because of the combination of their slender, growing bones and carefree activities. Fortunately, many of these breaks are greenstick fractures(incomplete breaks caused by bending of the bones). Fractures in growing bones heal faster than those in adult bones.

Source: Clinically Oriented Anatomy

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