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A fracture is a break in the continuity of a bone when there is a stress that is appline more than it can handle.  Stress can either be mechanical or it can be due to an underlying disease.

Fractures is classified according to the type.

  • Complete break
  • Incomplete
  • Open Compound
  • Green Stick
  • Spiral (torsion)
  • Transveres
  • Oblique

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