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Test Findings

Complete Fractures

August 24th, 2017


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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