type of fractures

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Greenstick
incomplete, bending force, more common in kids, flexible bone, increased collagen
fissure
incomplete longitudinal break, repetitive loading
comminuted
multiple fragments, bending force or rapid loading rate
transverse fracture
90 degree to axis of bone; shear force
oblique fracture
fracture at an angle, torsion or shear/tension forces
spiral
twisting of bone; torsion
avulsion
tensile loading, tendon or ligament pulls a smallchip of bone off, explosive or throwing
impacted
opposites sides of bones are compressed together; compression force and torsion force