Sunday, June 16, 2024

What is a comminuted fracture?

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A comminuted fracture is a type of broken bone that occurs when the bone is shattered into three or more pieces. This type of fracture can be very serious, as it often results in severe pain and swelling. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the fracture. 

A comminuted fracture can be caused by a high-impact force, such as a car accident or a fall from a great height. Osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle, can also lead to this type of fracture.

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