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Types of Fractures

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mroozeboom's version from 2016-09-13 14:28

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Question Answer
SimpleClosed, no break in skin
CompoundOpen, broken ends break through skin
GreenstickSingle piece, one side of the diaphysis is broken and the other is bent
HairlineSingle piece, does not extend through bone
Transverse"Clean," straight break
ObliqueAngled break, caused by twisting
ComminuatedSeveral small pieces
ImpactedOne fragment is driven into the other
PseudoarthosisFalse joint due to fracture failing to heal
TripodFrontal, temporal, maxillary, sphenoid suture
Orbital blow-outMedial orbit wall and orbit floor damaged, orbit remains intact
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