Medical Vocabulary for Bone Fracture Treatments


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What is the difference between internal and external fixation of bone fractures?

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1. The process of putting the pieces of a fractured bone back in place is called:

2. When bones do not heal properly, they can be surgically broken and reshaped using pins and braces. This is a procedure known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo is meant to gauge your understanding of various treatments for broken bones. You will be asked to pick the best possible answer in a quiz featuring multiple choice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Closed reduction
  • Immobilization
  • Internal and external fixation
  • Reduction
  • Osteoclasis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the treatment of bone fractures
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine the treatment of broken bones in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about immobilization and osteoclasis and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as internal and external fixation

Additional Learning

To learn more about the treatment of bone breaks, review the accompanying lesson called Medical Vocabulary for Bone Fracture Treatments. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn what factors determine the specific nature for treatment of a bone fracture
  • Explain the difference between closed and open reduction
  • Name a problem in which the treatment called osteorrhaphy might be administered
  • Describe the situation in which the procedure called osteoclasis would be performed