Anatomy & Physiology Musculoskeletal #15
Which type of bone fracture involves the entire cross section of the bone?
- Simple fracture
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.
- Unstable fracture
An unstable fracture requires reduction because it is likely that this fracture is displaced.
- Complete fracture
A complete fracture is defined as a fracture that involves the entire cross section of the fractured bone.
- Incomplete fracture
An incomplete fracture is a fracture that affects only part of the bone and not the entire cross section of the bone.
A fracture is defined as a broken bone.
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.