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Broken arm and dislocated wrist. Coloured X-ray showing a fracture (centre) of the radius bone in the forearm and a dislocation of the wrist joint at the end of the ulna bone (centre left). There are two main types of fracture: a simple fracture where the bones break cleanly, and a compound fracture where the ends of the broken bones pierce the skin. Treatment of a dislocation requires that the bones are manipulated back into their correct position. Treatment for a fracture may involve realignment of the bone ends, combined with immobilization by external splints or internal fixation until the bones have healed.
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