What is direct trauma/direct fracture?
A direct trauma or direct fracture to a bone is usually caused by a hit, accident or direct damage to a bone.
Typically, this can be a tackle while playing sport, a hit from a moving object or a straightforward contact with something stronger than the bone itself.
In nearly all cases a direct trauma breaks results in a complex fracture of the bone, because it causes multiple breaks around one area, splinters and small cracks around the main break.
Usually a direct trauma leg break will mean a lengthy recovery time, between 3-6 months with at least half of that time being directly spent in a cast is standard
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