The nurse is reviewing the x-ray of a patient with a fractured radius. The x-ray shows bone fragments driven into each other. What type of fracture is this?

Impacted fracture


• An impacted fracture is when fractured bone fragments are driven into each other.

• A comminuted fracture is when the bone is splintered or crushed, and has multiple fragments.

• A linear fracture is when the bone is fractured parallel to the long axis.

• An oblique fracture is when the fracture is diagonal to the bone's long axis.

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