Anatomy & Physiology Musculoskeletal #15

Question

Which type of bone fracture involves the entire cross section of the bone?

Answers

  1. Simple fracture
    • Rationale:

      Another term for a closed fracture is a simple fracture. It is defined as a fracture that does not break through the surface of the skin.

  2. Unstable fracture
    • Rationale:

      An unstable fracture requires reduction because it is likely that this fracture is displaced.

  3. Complete fracture
    • Rationale:

      A complete fracture is defined as a fracture that involves the entire cross section of the fractured bone.

  4. Incomplete fracture
    • Rationale:

      An incomplete fracture is a fracture that affects only part of the bone and not the entire cross section of the bone.

Overview

A fracture is defined as a broken bone.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

There are several different types and patterns for fractures. It is important for the nurse to be aware of these types and patterns for assessment and documentation purposes. A complete fracture is one that involves the entire cross section of the involved bone.

Test Taking Tip

Consider the definition of each type of fracture to correctly answer this question.

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