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Define bone fracture
break or rupture in a bone caused by severe force
CLOSED
simple fracture, no skin pertrusion
OPEN
Bone pertrudes skin; infections are prominant
GREENSTICK
Simple fracture and other side bends due to collagen. Typical in children
IMPACTED
bones are jammed, COMPOUND FRACTURE
COMMINUTED
bone splinters into pieces; many breaks in one area
SPIRAL
twisted fracture.
example, ski fracture