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Fracture types (1)

Fracture types (1)

Overview

There are several types of bone fracture, including:

  • Oblique - a fracture which goes at an angle to the axis
  • Comminuted - a fracture of many relatively small fragments
  • Spiral - a fracture which runs around the axis of the bone
  • Compound - a fracture (also called open) which breaks the skin

Update Date 4/16/2013