Bones form the skeletal framework of the body, which provides support for the body, protects the internal organs and facilitates movement.
There are 206 bones in the human body.
Bones can bend a little but can’t handle too much pressure.
With too much pressure it can cause bones to break this is called a fracture.
A comminuted fracture is a fracture in which the bone involved in the fracture is broken into several pieces. At least three separate pieces of bone must be present for a fracture to be classified as comminuted. This type of fracture can be challenging to treat due to the complexity of the break.
Three ways to determine a comminuted fracture.
3.Crushed into small pieces of fragments .
The name for a greenstick
fracture comes from the
analogy of breaking a
young, fresh tree branch.
Greenstick fractures can
take a long time to heal
because they tend to
occur in the middle, slower
growing parts of bone.
A greenstick fracture is a fracture in which there is an incomplete break; one side of bone is broken and the other side is bent.
Greenstick fractures is commonly found in children due to their softer and more pliable bone structure.
A fracture in which bones
fragments are pushed into
each other. This is caused
from falls or collisions.
Children are more likely to
get fractures or bruised
bones because they are
more prone to falling from
Medical Terminology “A Living Language”. Fremgen Frucht. 4 th edition.