Type of bone fractures, Recognize broken bones
What are bone fractures?
As we talked about bone fracture in our previous articles bone fracture causes and definition, bone fractures is the medical term for broken bone in human body. When a person get unexpected trauma , accident or fall , some part of their body bone breaks. This call fracture. Some times when fractures happen, bone deformities, bleeding or exposure of broken bone are expect but sometimes not. But usually patients who break bones will feel pain, unable to move the broken area, redness, swelling or other symptoms related bone fracture.
In this article we will explain some type of bone fractures.
So, how many types does bone fractures included? There are many types of course but most common four main categories are as follow.
Type of bone fractures
Displaced bone fracture.
Non-displaced bone fracture.
Open bone fracture.
Closed bone fracture.
Displaced bone fractures. In this type of bone fractures, bone will break apart to many parts (two or more than two parts). These parts moved from original area so that the two ends are not lined up straight or they were.
Non-displaced bone fractures. In a non-displaced fracture, the bone cracks either part or all of the way through, but does move and maintains its proper alignment.
Open bone fractures. If there are open wound in the skin with bone fracture, this called open bone fractures on medically.
Closed bone fractures. Bone fracture without open wound.
There are more detailed type of bone fractures classified by anatomically aspects. For example greenstick fracture, comminuted bone fractures, transverse fractures, linear fractures, oblique displaced fracture, oblique non-displaced fracture, spiral fracture and others.
- Transverse fractures.This type of bone fractures are form perpendicular to the long axis of a bone. This are the result of a force applied at a right angle to the bone.
- Oblique fractures. Oblique bone fractures are slanted fractures that occur when a force is applied at any angle other than a right angle to the bone.
- Spiral fractures.Spiral fractures are the result of an extreme twisting force being exerted on a bone.
- Comminuted fractures. Comminuted fractures are severe fractures that involve the breaking of a bone into several smaller pieces.
- Greenstick fractures. Greenstick fractures are breaks in bones along only one side of the bone caused by a force perpendicular to the bone’s long axis.