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Complete Fractures

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Overview

  • Complete fractures are breaks all the way through the bone, producing two or more fragments of bone.
    • Complete Fractures
    • Interpretation

    • Transverse fracture - a fracture straight across the bone
    • Oblique fracture - a fracture at an angle to the bone
    • Spiral fracture - a corkscrew-shaped fracture around the boneOccurs due to twisting of a long bone
    • Comminuted fracture - the bone has been shattered into multiple pieces
    • Avulsion fracture - avulsion of a fragment of bone away from the main body of the bone
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