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Broken bone portion is pushed inward
closed or simple fracture
a completely internal break that does not involve a break in the skin
open or compound fracture
bone penetrates the muscle and skin
fracture occurs along the length of the bone
the fracture is perpendicular to the long axis of the bone
fracture is straight across bone
broken bone ends are pulled out of their normal anatomical alignment
fracture in which excessive twisting forces were applied to a bone.
a complete fracture that occurs to or toward or at one side
fracture at an angle to bone
fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed
bone has broken or splintered into pieces.
break where one bone fragment is pushed or driven into another
incomplete break; one side of the bone is broken and the other is bent
Break in a bone weakened by some other disease such as cancer or osteoporosis.
bone ends retain their normal position
occurs when the bone is pressed together (compressed) on itself
bone is crushed
fragment of bone chipped away from the main bone
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