A fracture is a breakage of a bone, either complete or incomplete. There are six different types:

• A simple fracture involves a clean break with little damage to surrounding tissues and no break in the overlying skin (also known as a closed fracture).

• A compound fracture is an open fracture where the broken ends of the bone protrude through the skin.

• A comminuted fracture is where the bone has splintered at the site of impact and smaller fragments of bone lie between the two main fragments.

• A greenstick fracture only occurs in children and is a partial fracture in which one side of the bone is broken and the other side bends.

• An impacted fracture is where one fragment of bone is driven into the other.

• A complicated fracture occurs when a broken bone damages tissues and/or organs around it.

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