What are fractures?

Also known as: bone fractures, broken bones

When a bone breaks in the body, this is known as a fracture. There are different types, including a stable fracture where the bones stay aligned, an open fracture that punctures the skin, a transverse fracture with a horizontal line, an oblique fracture with an angled pattern, or a comminuted fracture where the bone shatters into several pieces.


Reviewed by: Craig Spurdle, MD

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