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Bone Fractures

Types of bone fractures

The bone ends retain their normal position non-displaced fracture
The bone ends are out of normal alignment displaced fracture
When the bone is broken completely complete fracture
When the bone is not completely broken Incomplete fracture
Break parallels with the long axis Linear fracture
The break is perpendicular to the bone's long axis Transverse fracture
When the bone ends penetrate the skin Open (compound) fracture
When the bone ends does not penetrate the skin Closed (simple) fracture
When the bone is crushed Compression Fracture
Ragged break occurs when excessive twisting forces are applied to a bone (a common sports fracture) Spiral fracture
Tends to occur where cartilage cells are dying and calcification of matrix is occurring Epiphyseal fracture
Broken bone portion is pressed inward Depressed fracture
Bone breaks incompletely, much in a way a green twig breaks. Only one side of the shaft breaks; the other side bends Green-stick fracture
Created by: jordinashlie