Common Types Of Fractures

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Comminuted

Bone breaks into many fragments

Compression

Bone is crushed. Common in Porous bones

Depressed

Broken bone portion is pressed inward.

Impacted

Broken bone ends are forced into each other

Spiral

Ragged break; occurs when twisting forces are applied to a bone

greenstick

Bone breaks incompletely; common in children whose bones are more flexible than those of adults.

Fracture

breaks in the bone

closed

bone breaks cleanly but does not penetrate the skin

compound

when broken bones penetrate through the skin

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