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Different type of fractures

“Buckle or torus fracture: one side of the bone bends, raising a little buckle, without breaking the other side

Greenstick fracture: a partial fracture in which one side of the bone is broken and the other side bends (this fracture resembles what would happen if you tried to break a green stick)

Open (or compound) fracture: a fracture in which the ends of the broken bone break through the skin (these have an increased risk of infection)

Closed fracture: a fracture that doesn’t break the skin

Displaced fracture: a fracture in which the pieces on either side of the break are out of line (which might require the doctor to realign the bones or require surgery to make sure the bones are properly aligned before casting)

Non-displaced fracture: a fracture in which the pieces on either side of the break line up

Hairline fracture: a thin break in the bone

Dingle fracture: the bone is broken in one place

Segmental: the bone is broken in two or more places in the same bone

Comminuted fracture: the bone is broken into more than two pieces or crushed”

More information and source: http://bit.ly/1kMx70L

From: Daily Anatomy

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