A bone fracture occurs when you break your bone. It may be split or broken into many pieces. The shape of the bone may change as the break may happen straight across a bone or along its length. It may occur in any part of the body.
Closed or open fractures:
If the skin breaks open, it is known as an open or compound fracture and if the injury doesn’t break open, it is known as a closed fracture.
This happens when the bone is broken completely into two pieces.
In this case, a gap is created at the place of bone breakage and surgery might be required to fix it.
This is a condition when the break is not through the bone.
In this case, the bone gets a crack and it becomes difficult to find it even with imaging methods.
A tendon or the ligament pulls a part of the bone leading to a fracture.
The bone gets broken into several pieces.
This happens in the spongy bone in the spine and the bone gets crushed or flattened. It is also known as crush fracture.
It is a condition in which a part of the fractured bone may affect the other bones.
In this type of fracture, the bone breaks diagonally across the bone.
In the case of spiral fracture, at least one part of the bone twists around the break.
The break in the bone is straight across the bone.
In this, one of the bones of the joint gets fractures and a joint dislocates.
The bone does not break completely but partly fractures on one side because the rest of the bone can bend.
This is quite common in which there is a thin, partial fracture of the bone.
This happens when a fracture extends into the surface of a joint.
This happens when a fracture extends along the length of the bone.
This happens when due to an underlying condition the bone gets weak and a fracture occurs.
There are various types of bone fractures and treatment of each varies on the condition. MRI, CT scan, X-ray, etc. are performed to know the exact condition of the break.