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Fracture-Types of a fracture and anatomical types of a fracture

  1. Simple (closed) fracture: the skin surface over the fracture is intact.
  2. Compound (open) fracture: the skin surface over the fracture is broken and fracture communicates with outside. There is risk of extensive blood loss and infection.
  3. Complicated closed or open fractures: there is injury to and/or blood vessels in addition to the fracture.

Anatomical types of a fracture

Various types of fractures are shown below.

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