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Types bone fractures

different bone fractures

QuestionAnswer
Open Fracture This is a fracture where the broken bone is exposed through the skin.
Closed Fracture This fracture is a fracture where the bone is broken, but the skin is intact.
Simple Fracture The fracture occurs along one line, splitting the bone into two pieces.
Multi-fragmentary Fracture In this the bone splits into multiple pieces.
Compression Fracture This fracture is a closed fracture that occurs when two or more bones are forced against each other
Avulsion Fracture This fracture is a closed fracture where a piece of bone is broken off by a sudden, forceful contraction of a muscle.
Impacted Fracture This fracture is similar to a compression fracture, yet it occurs within the same bone. It is a closed fracture which occurs when pressure is applied to both ends of the bone, causing it to split into two fragments that jam into each other.
Stress Fracture It is common overuse injury.
Compression Fracture of the Spine It is common in individuals with osteoporosis.
Rib Fractures If you experience pain while breathing you probably have a rib fracture
Complete Fracture In this the bone fragments separate completely.
Incomplete Fracture In this the bone fragments are still partially joined.
Transverse Fracture In this the fracture is at a right angle to the bone’s long axis.
Linear Fracture In this the fracture is parallel to the bone’s long axis
Oblique Fracture In this the fracture is diagonal to a bone’s long axis.
Spiral Fracture In this at least one part of the bone has been twisted.
Comminuted Fracture = In this the fracture results in several fragments.
Compacted Fracture In this the fracture is caused when bone fragments are driven into each other.
Created by: kermelj