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fractures ch5

closed fracture bone is broke but skin is intact
comminuted fracture bone is broke into pieces
complete fracture bone fractured into two separate pieces
compression fracture fracture of a vertebra causing loss of height of the vertebra
displaced fracture a fracture in which the fragments are separated and are not in alignment
greenstick fracture a fracture in which one side of the bone is partially broken and the other side is bent
hairline fracture a fracture without separation of the fragments
impacted fracture a fragment in which one bone fragment is driven into the other
incomplete fracture a fracture that does not extend across the bone
linear fracture a fracture running parallel to the length of the bone
oblique fracture a diagonal fracture across the long axis of the bone
open fracture the skin over the fracture is broken
spiral fracture a fracture in the shape of a coil
transverse fracture a fracture perpendicular to the long axis of the bone
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