Open vs. Closed Fracture

An open fracture is an injury that not only damages the bone but will break the skin. This can cause the bone to protrude out of the skin. Surgery is required to repair the bone and to close the wound in the skin. Antibiotics may also be necessary to prevent infection.

A closed fracture occurs when there is bone breakage but no break in the skin. Typically bruising and swelling are present at the fracture site.

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  1. My sister is suffering from closed femoral fracture since 6th December, 2019. till now she’s under medical care but didn’t get the surgey.

    is there any problem on not fixing the fracture early?

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