Fracture-Related Medical Terms


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Which is a type of fracture, common in children, where one side of the bone bends and the other breaks?

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1. Which type of fracture occurs when the bone is broken straight across at a right angle to the long axis of the bone?

2. If the broken bone breaks through the skin, what type of fracture is this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several different ways a bone can break and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the vocabulary that describes bone fractures. Some fracture vocabulary you'll be assessed on includes greenstick, comminuted and fissured.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on types of fractures, including:

  • Greenstick
  • Comminuted
  • Transverse
  • Fissured
  • Compound

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related bone fractures lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding bone fracture vocabulary and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast types of bone fractures

Additional Learning

To learn more about bone fractures, review the accompanying lesson titled Fracture-Related Medical Terms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between transverse, spiral, oblique, fissured, comminuted, greenstick and compound fractures
  • Define open and closed fractures
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