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Bone Fracture (Broken Bone) Topic Guide

Broken Bone (Bone Fracture) Broken Bone (Bone Fracture): Fractures occur when bone cannot withstand the outside forces applied to the bone. Fractures can be open or closed. Types of fractures include:

  • greenstick,
  • spiral,
  • comminuted,
  • transverse,
  • compound, or
  • vertebral compression.
Common fractures include:

Treatment depends upon the type of fracture.

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