Various Fractures and Their Causes Spiral Fracture Femur Fracture and Distal Fracture

Femur Spiral fracture Tibia
The Difference Between a Spiral Fracture and a Tibia Fracture
The tibia bone, also known as the shinbone or shank bone is one of two bones in the leg below the knee. It is the larger and stronger of the two bones and connects the knee with the ankle bones. A fractured tibia can be as a result of various types of injuries. In addition, tibia fractures must be treated with individual factors taken into account such as the location of the fracture, displacement of the fracture and alignment of the fracture.

A spiral fracture is a fracture wherein the bone is twisted apart like a cork screw. It is usually associated with physical or sexual abuse. Children are prone to fractures and so it is important that clinicians be able to distinguish fractures that are as a result of abuse or neglect and those from legitimate accidental trauma. In order to distinguish between the two, clinicians are provided with optimal radiological devices.

Spiral Fracture: Femur Fracture or Femoral Fracture
The femur is one of the strongest bones in the body. It extends from your hip down to your knee. Because it is so strong, considerable force needs to be taken to break your femur bone. The most common cause of femur fracture is car accidents or falls from heights. When someone’s femoral shaft is fractured the surgery involves placing a metal rod down the center of the thigh bone. Usually high speed motorcycle accidents result in fractured femur.

Spiral Fracture: Distal Radius Fracture
A distal radius fracture occurs when someone falls with their arms outstretched. The result is that the radius, which is the bigger bone in the forearm close to the wrist, is fractured. When someone falls with their hands outstretched, it is usually the radius that gets fractured. Likewise, people suffer distal fractures (also known as buckle fractures) from car accidents, skiing accidents, and bicycle accidents. Of all of the various types of fractures, the distal radius fracture is the most common type of fracture in both adults and children.

Spiral Fracture: Fracture of The Fibula
The fibula, also known as the calf bone, is located on the other side of the tibia. Lower leg fractures include fractures to the tibia and/or fibula. Major trauma and crush injuries cause fibula fractures. In fibula fractures, there is either a complete or incomplete break in the smaller of the two leg bones. In sum, although there are various kinds of fractures, they all need immediate medical attention.