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Types of fractures

Scorebuilders 2010

QuestionAnswer
Avulsion fracture a portion of bone becomes fragmented at the site of tendon attachment from a traumatic and sudden stretch of the tendon
closed fracture a break in a bone where the skin over the site remains intact
comminuted fracture a bone that breaks into fragments at the site of injury
compound fracture a break in a bone that protrudes through the skin
greenstick fracture a break on one side of a bone that does not damage the periosteum on the opposite side. This type of fracture is often seen in children.
Nonunion fracture a break in a bone that has failed to unite and heal after 9 to 12 months
stress fracture a break in a bone due to repeated forces to a particular portion of the bone
spiral fracture a break in a bone shaped as an "S" due to torsion and twisting
Created by: mbutterfly