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Three Types of Fractures Brett Hartsfield

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Three Types of Fractures Brett Hartsfield

  1. 1. Fractures<br />A detailed review of three specific types of fractures. <br />
  2. 2. Greenstick Fracture<br />
  3. 3. Greenstick Fracture<br />A greenstick fracture is one where there is an incomplete break. The bone often bends or only partially breaks. <br />This type of fracture usually occurs when bones are soft during infancy and childhood (thus the green name). <br />The three types are transverse (longitudinal), buckling which is caused by impact and bow fracture which is curved. <br />
  4. 4. Oblique Fracture<br />
  5. 5. Oblique Fracture<br />An Oblique fracture is one at an angle to the bone. <br />This type is usually the result of a sharp and angled blow directly to the bone. <br />This fracture is similar to a spiral fracture, however this tends to be more of a straight break vs. a corkscrew shape. <br />
  6. 6. Pathologic Fracture<br />
  7. 7. Pathologic Fracture<br />A Pathologic fracture is one caused by a diseased or weakened bone. <br />Most commonly this fracture is caused by osteoporosis, but can also be caused by cancer, infections or cysts. <br />Fragility fracture is a common type of pathologic fracture and is a result of falling during normal activities (from standing height or less). <br />

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