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Common Types Of Fractures

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Comminuted
Bone breaks into many fragments
Compression
Bone is crushed. Common in Porous bones
Depressed
Broken bone portion is pressed inward.
Impacted
Broken bone ends are forced into each other
Spiral
Ragged break; occurs when twisting forces are applied to a bone
greenstick
Bone breaks incompletely; common in children whose bones are more flexible than those of adults.
Fracture
breaks in the bone
closed
bone breaks cleanly but does not penetrate the skin
compound
when broken bones penetrate through the skin