X-ray of fractured ulna/radius arm bones

X-ray of fractured ulna/radius arm bones

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Credit: BATES, CUSTOM MEDICAL STOCK PHOTO/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Broken arm. Coloured X-ray of a compound fracture of the radius and ulna of the forearm. The radius is the upper of the two arm bones, with the bones of the hand at right. Both the radius and ulna are fractured, and the fracture has left each bone with sharp broken ends which may pierce the skin. This is known as a compound fracture. Most fractures are caused by sudden injury that exerts more force on the bone than it can withstand. X- rays can confirm the diagnosis. This fracture may be repaired by surgery to realign and immobilise the bones.

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Keywords: arm, arm fracture, broken arm, compound, compound fracture, condition, disorder, fracture, fractured, healthcare, injury, medical, medicine, radius, radius/ulna, ulna, x-ray, xray

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