Fracture, comminuted: A fracture in which a bone is broken, splintered, or crushed into a number of pieces.
- Fracture, compression
Fracture, compression: A fracture caused by compression, the act of pressing together. Compression fractures of the vertebrae are especially common in elderly people.
- Fracture, greenstick
Fracture, greenstick: A fracture in which one side of a bone is broken and the other is bent (like a green stick).
- Fracture, open
Fracture, open: A fracture in which the bone is sticking through the skin. Also called a compound fracture. A fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage. It usually is a result of trauma but can be due to an acquired disease of bone such as osteoporosis or abnormal formation of bone in a […]
- Fracture, Salter-Harris
Fracture, Salter-Harris: A traumatic fracture of the physeal and/or epiphyseal growth plate. Salter-Harris fractures occur in the extremities of children at the point where new bone is being formed as the bones grow.
- Fracture, spiral
Fracture, spiral: A fracture, sometimes called a torsion fracture, in which a bone has been twisted apart. A fracture is any break in the bone or cartilage. It usually is a result of trauma but can be due to an acquired disease of bone such as osteoporosis or abnormal formation of bone in a congenital […]