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closed fracture

a broken bone with no open wound

open fracture

A broken bone with a break in the skin

compound fracture

open fracture is aka

nondisplaced fracture

bone fracture where the fractured ends retain their normal alignment

colle's fracture

distal end of the radius bone is broken by falling onto an outstreched hand.

comminuted fracture

bone is splintered or crushed into several pieces

compression fracture

bone is broken by pressure from another bone; often in vertebrae

depressed fracture

This type of skull fracture where bone fragments press into the intracranial cavity

greenstick fracture

an incomplete break of a bone; most often seen in children;, one side of the bone is fractured, the other side is bent

hairline fracture

stress fracture; very thin break; bone retain same shape

oblique fracture

bone is broken at an angle across the bone

spiral fracture

a fracture in which the bone has been twisted apart

transverse fracture

break is perpendicular to the long axis of the bone

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