2Simple or Closed Fracture a fracture in which the broken bone does not pierce the skin
3Compound or Open Fracture A fracture in which the bone is sticking through the skin.
4Avulsion FractureAn avulsion fracture is a bone fracture which occurs when a fragment of bone tears away from the main mass of bone as a result of physical trauma.
5Blowout FractureOrbital blowout fractures are cracks or breaks in the facial bones surrounding the eye.
6Comminuted FractureA fracture in which bone is broken, splintered or crushed into a number of pieces.
7A fracture caused by compression, the act of pressing together. Compression FractureA fracture caused by compression, the act of pressing together.Compression fractures of the vertebrae are especially common with osteoporosis.
8Fracture of the skull where the bone is pushed in. Depression FractureFracture of the skull where the bone is pushed in.
9Epiphyseal FractureA fracture involving the epiphyseal or growth plate of a long bone,which causes separation or fragmentation of the plate.
10Greenstick FractureA greenstick fracture is a fracture in a young, soft bone in whichthe bone bends and partially breaks.
11Longitudinal Fracture A fracture that follows the long axis of the bone.
12A fracture that is diagonal to a bone's long axis. Oblique FractureA fracture that is diagonal to a bone's long axis.
13Pathological Fracture A pathologic fracture is a broken bone caused by disease,often by the spread of a disease like cancer to the bone.EnchondromaCysts
14A fracture where at least one part of the bone has been twisted. Spiral FractureA fracture where at least one part of the bone has been twisted.
15caused by unusual or repeated stress. Stress FractureA stress fracture is one type of incomplete fracture in bones,caused by unusual or repeated stress.
16A fracture that is at a right angle to the bone's long axis. Transverse FractureA fracture that is at a right angle to the bone's long axis.