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Describing a Fracture

A systematic approach is needed:

  • Type of fracture
    • Transverse
    • Spiral
    • Oblique
    • Simple etc
  • Anatomical location
    • Which bone is affected?
    • Which side - left or right?
    • Is the fracture proximal, middle or distal?
    • Is it intra-articular or extra-articular
  • Displacement of the fracture fragments
    • Shift
    • Alignment
    • Shortening
    • Rotation
  • Associated fractures


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