Information About Bone Fractures
A fracture is a broken bone. Fractured bones happen quite often in auto accidents, slips and falls, and all other accidents. Generally, if liability can be established in a Massachusetts personal injury accident, a fracture is worth more in compensation than a strain or a sprain.
Here are some of the various types of fractures that can occur to a bone, provided courtesy of mamashealth.com:
1) Simple fracture – bone breaks into two pieces;
2) Stress fracture – hairline break that is often invisible on x-ray for the first six weeks after the onset of pain;
3) Comminuted fracture – bone fragments into several pieces;
4) Impacted fracture – one fragment of bone is embedded into another fragment of bone;
5) Compound fracture – bone protrudes through the skin;
6) Complete fracture – bone snaps into two or more pieces;
7) Incomplete fracture – bone cracks but doesn’t separate.