What is a Diastatic fracture?
Diastatic skull fractures. These are fractures that occur along the suture lines in the skull. The sutures are the areas between the bones in the head that fuse when we are children. In this type of fracture, the normal suture lines are widened. These fractures are more often seen in newborns and older infants.
What causes a nondisplaced fracture?
Single non-displaced fractures: The bone cracks or breaks but stays in place. Stress fractures (hairline fractures): Tiny cracks form in the bone, usually as a result of overuse or repetitive stress-bearing motions. Stress fractures are common in children who run track or participate in gymnastics or dance.
Does a nondisplaced fracture need a cast?
Displaced fractures will likely require surgery because the bones are unstable while nondisplaced fractures normally only need to be immobilized in a cast for six weeks to properly heal.
What is a non depressed fracture?
A simple fracture is a break in the bone without damage to the skin. A linear skull fracture is a break in a cranial bone resembling a thin line, without splintering, depression, or distortion of bone.
What are signs of a basilar skull fracture?
Signs of a basilar skull fracture
- blood or fluid leaking from ears or nose.
- bruising around the eyes.
- hearing problems.
- loss of sense of smell.
- vision changes.
- weakness in the face from nerve damage.
What is subtle fracture?
Subtle fractures If there is a fracture, it will become more evident on an X-ray during healing, seen best 10 to 14 days after the injury. This is called an occult fracture.
Why is a fracture worse than a break?
There’s no difference between a fracture and a break. A fracture is any loss of continuity of the bone. Anytime the bone loses integrity—whether it’s a hairline crack barely recognizable on an X-ray or the shattering of bone into a dozen pieces—it’s considered a fracture.
What is nondisplaced fracture mean?
A nondisplaced fracture is one in which the bone cracks or breaks but retains its proper alignment. Nondisplaced fractures often require only bracing, booting or casting treatment.