Like this study set? Create a free account to save it.

Sign up for an account

Already have a Quizlet account? .

Create an account

closed fracture

a broken bone with no open wound

open fracture

A broken bone with a break in the skin

compound fracture

open fracture is aka

nondisplaced fracture

bone fracture where the fractured ends retain their normal alignment

colle's fracture

distal end of the radius bone is broken by falling onto an outstreched hand.

comminuted fracture

bone is splintered or crushed into several pieces

compression fracture

bone is broken by pressure from another bone; often in vertebrae

depressed fracture

This type of skull fracture where bone fragments press into the intracranial cavity

greenstick fracture

an incomplete break of a bone; most often seen in children;, one side of the bone is fractured, the other side is bent

hairline fracture

stress fracture; very thin break; bone retain same shape

oblique fracture

bone is broken at an angle across the bone

spiral fracture

a fracture in which the bone has been twisted apart

transverse fracture

break is perpendicular to the long axis of the bone

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again


Reload the page to try again!


Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

Voice Recording