The Types of Broken Bones and Luxations


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A radiologist is reviewing your X-ray and sees that a bone has broken into five different pieces. He or she would classify this as _____.

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1. Which of the following describes a transverse fracture?

2. Is a closed fracture or an open fracture more likely to be infected by bacteria? Why?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will teach you more about broken bones and luxation types and the facts surrounding them. You will be quizzed on the various types of these injuries via the interactive quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • How a bone broken in five different pieces would be classified
  • The name for when a bone sticks through a wound
  • Whether or not a closed fracture is more likely to be infected by bacteria than an open fracture
  • What a partial dislocation of a joint is called
  • An example of an incomplete fracture

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as closed fractures and open fractures
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about broken bones and luxation types in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding various injuries, such as partial dislocations and incomplete fractures

Additional Learning

To learn more about various injuries, review the corresponding lesson The Types of Broken Bones and Luxations. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies fractures and luxations
  • Examines complete and incomplete fractures
  • Compares open and closed fractures
  • Explores luxation and subluxation