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Fracture types (1)

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


Review Date: 7/28/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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