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Types of Fractures

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Section 1

Question Answer
simplewhen a bone breaks completely in one area. Skin does not break
Compoundwhen the bone breaks and pierces through the skin; infection is possible so treated with antibiotics
spiralbreaking of bone by twisting
impactedwhen 2 broken bone ends are forced into each other ex)when you extend arms to "break your fall"
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Section 2

Question Answer
Compressedwhen bone is crushed
depressed when bone portion is pressed inwards (common skull fracture)
Greenstick fracture caused by repeated mechanical stress on body/areas
Comminutedwhen bone fractures in multiple areas, common in elderly bones
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