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: 7/17/2008|
Reviewed By: Andrew L Chen, MD, MS, Orthopedist, The Alpine Clinic, Littleton, NH. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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