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  • 1. Musculoskeletal System(Fractures)by Latoya M Butler
  • 2. What is a Fracture? 
    A fracture is an injury to a bone when the tissue of the bone is broken.  There are many types of fractures.
  • 3.
  • 4. Transverse Fracture
    This description implies that the bone is completely broken in a manner that is perpendicular to the way the bone runs.
    Fracture that is straight across the bone at the right angles to the long axis of the bone  
  • 5. Transverse
  • 6. Spiral Fracture
    The fracture lines spirals around the shaft of the bone
    A spiral fracture is a type of bone fracture which is caused by a twisting force. You may also hear spiral fractures referred to as torsion fractures, in a reference to the forces involved to create a spiral fracture. Because the break is helical, it can be difficult to treat a spiral fracture
  • 7. Spiral
  • 8. Oblique Fracture
    A fracture in which the line of break runs obliquely to the axis of the bone.
    A slanted fracture of the shaft along the bone's long axis.
    A fracture at an angle to the bone
  • 9. Oblique
  • 10. Work Cited
    Medical Terminology – A living language “4th” edition Fremgen & Frucht 2009