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Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 25th, 2012
I. Pathophysiology a. Discontinuity or break in a bone b. May be associated with serious injury to nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and/or organs c. More than 150 fracture classifications with five major types: incomplete, complete, closed, open, and pathologic II. Etiology a. Common causes: trauma, including abuse; overuse injury; osteoporosis; bone tumors; infections b. Severity of fracture increases with ...

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