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.
  • 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

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    Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal
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