TYPES OF FRACTURES
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One that involves a joint surface.
One where there is a separation of a small bone fragment from the bone where a tendon or ligament is attached.
A fracture that does not break through the skin.
A fracture of the lower end of the radius with displacement of the fragment.
One in which there are more than two ends or fragments.
The fracture is completely through the bone.
A fracture involving the bone puncturing through the skin, or an object puncturing the skin, making an opening through the skins to the fracture site.
One in which the bone appears to be mashed down.
One in which fragments are out of position.
A fracture outside or not involving the joint capsule.
A fracture involving the neck of the femur.
A common incomplete fracture that occurs in children; it appears to have broken partially like a sap-filled green stick.
One that has a bone end forced over the other end.
The bone is fractured but not in two.
One that is in the trochanteric area of the femur.
A fracture inside the joint capsule.
One that runs the length of the bone.
Fragments are still in correct position.
Runs in transverse pattern.
Caused by weakness from another disease.
Fracture of the lower part of the fibula and tibia, with outward displacement of the foot.
A fracture that does not break through skin.
A fracture that twists around the bone.
A fracture that forms a star-like pattern.
Related to too much weight or pressure.
A fracture below (sub) the head (caput) of the femur.
One that runs across or at a 90-degree angle.