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  1. comminuted fracture
  2. greenstick fracture
  3. fissured fracture
  4. spiral fracture
  5. transverse fracture
  6. oblique fracture
  1. a complete, and fragments the bone, a fracture of a bone in which the separated parts are splintered or fragmented.
  2. b A fracture in which the bone has been twisted apart and the line of break is helical.
  3. c incomplete, linear break, A fracture that runs parallel to the long axis of a bone
  4. d the break occurs at a right angle to the axis of the bone,
  5. e occurs at an angle other than a right angle to the axis of the bone
  6. f Because a child's bones are much more pliable than adult bone, an incomplete, or 'greenstick,' fracture may occur. A "greenstick fracture" means that one side of the fracture has broken and one side is bent; therefore it is classified as an incomplete break.