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Fracture types (2)


Fracture types (2)

There are several types of bone fracture, including:

  • Greenstick - an incomplete fracture in which the bone bends
  • Transverse - a fracture that goes across the bone's axis
  • Simple - a fracture which does not break the skin



Review Date: 4/13/2013
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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