What's it called when your bone snaps cleanly into 2 separate pieces?
- Anonymous7 months ago
- EdnaLv 71 year ago
Any time a bone breaks, it's a fracture.
A bone that breaks completely into two or more pieces is called a compound fracture. They usually require surgery and pins to rejoin the ends of the bone.
A bone that breaks only on the surface of the bone (the ends of the bone aren't displaced) is often called a simple fracture. The break usually heals itself without any surgical intervention - often with only a cast or some sort of immobilizing appliance for a few weeks.
Someone who breaks a bone in his foot very often has only a "simple" fracture. He only needs to wear a "boot" on his foot during his waking hours, in order to keep his full weight off the break while it's healing.
- Diane ALv 71 year ago
If it’s a single break, it’s simply a fracture, from there it can be spiral, open, closed etc. if there are 2 breaks so that there are 3 pieces, that is a compound fracture, if not clear, search up some pictures
- 1 year ago
It sounds like a broken bone.
Nonetheless, id go to ER immediately.
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- AmarettaLv 71 year ago
My orthopedist called it a fracture when I snapped my kneecap in half.
- tellitlikeitisLv 71 year ago
A painful catastrophe! But this is known as a clean break. If the bone does not penetrate the skin, it is a closed fracture. If it protrudes through the skin it's an open fracture. If it only partially snaps as in young children, it is a greenstick fracture. Hope that helps.
- ZotsRuleLv 71 year ago
Double compound fracture. What does this have to do with Dogs?
- ?Lv 71 year ago
It's called a fracture.
- Julie D.Lv 71 year ago
A "green" break..... Green stick fracture.
- Anonymous1 year ago