Mahi Clinic / Conditions / Fractures


A fracture is a break in the bone. It can occur in almost any bone of our body due to different reasons. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured in any number of ways like crosswise, lengthwise or in multiple pieces.

Common types of fractures

  • Stable fracture: The broken ends of the bone line up and are barely out of place
  • Open, compound fracture: The skin is pierced by the bone or by a blow that breaks the skin at the time of the fracture. The bone may or may not be visible in the wound.
  • Transverse fracture: Fracture with horizontal fracture line at a right angle to the bone’s axis
  • Oblique fracture: Fracture with an angled pattern
  • Comminuted fracture: Bone shatters into three or more pieces
  • Pathological fracture: Caused by a disease that weakens the bones
  • Stress fracture: A hairline crack due to overstressing on the area