If you suffer from pain caused by a bone fracture, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.
The term “fracture” refers to a broken bone, the same way “crack” or “break” does. A bone may completely fracture or partially fracture in a wide variety of ways, such as crosswise, lengthwise, in several places). Common fracture classifications include:
- Stable fracture. The broken ends of the bone still line up with each other and do not stick out of place.
- Compound fracture. The broken bone may pierce the skin at the time of the fracture. The bone may or may not stick out of the wound visibly.
- Transverse fracture. In this type of fracture, the crack line extends across the bone horizontally.
- Oblique fracture. The crack line of this fracture runs at an angle.
- Comminuted fracture. When the bone shatters into three or more seperate pieces.