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What are the different types of fractures?

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There are several types of fractures:

  • Simple (broken bone is aligned and stable)
  • Complex (break may cause bone to shift or become displaced, making treatment more difficult)
  • Comminuted (bones broken in more than one place)
  • Compound (broken bone breaks through skin)

From: Why Does My Hand Hurt? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: "De Quervain's Tendinitis," "Hand Fractures," "Arthritis: Osteoarthritis," "Trigger Finger."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "De Quervain's Tendinitis (De Quervain's Tendinosis)," "Arthritis of the Hand," "Trigger Finger."

American College of Rheumatology: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 24, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: "De Quervain's Tendinitis," "Hand Fractures," "Arthritis: Osteoarthritis," "Trigger Finger."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "De Quervain's Tendinitis (De Quervain's Tendinosis)," "Arthritis of the Hand," "Trigger Finger."

American College of Rheumatology: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 24, 2018

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