- Simple (closed) fracture: the skin surface over the fracture is intact.
- 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.
- 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.