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Bone fractures #2

a few different kinds of fractures general info

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greenstick fracture
Because a child's bones are much more pliable than adult bone, an incomplete, or 'greenstick,' fracture may occur. A "greenstick fracture" means that one side of the fracture has broken and one side is bent; therefore it is classified as an incomplete break.
fissured fracture
incomplete, linear break, A fracture that runs parallel to the long axis of a bone
comminuted fracture
complete, and fragments the bone, a fracture of a bone in which the separated parts are splintered or fragmented.
transverse fracture
the break occurs at a right angle to the axis of the bone,
oblique fracture
occurs at an angle other than a right angle to the axis of the bone
spiral fracture
A fracture in which the bone has been twisted apart and the line of break is helical.