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What is the difference between a cracked bone and a fractured bone

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
None.: A cracked bone is a fractured bone. A cracked bone simply describes a fracture that is probably less severe (e.g. A "hairline" fracture).
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bennett's fracture: It may be a fracture. You need X-ray and orthopedic treatment.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Neurosurgeon: Certainly would want to discuss directly with a neurosurgeon who would have the benefit of a direct exam and to be able to review your cr scan. Ultim ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cameron Turner
8 years experience Dentistry
Possible dry socket: It would be nearly impossible for the jaw to break during a routine extraction. The most common cause of severe pain after an extraction of molars is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No difference: Fracture or broken assumes a disruption of the bone integrity. There are many variations including degree of displacement and complexity of the fract ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
The Same: A broken bone is the same as a fractured bone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Fracture is a : Medical term used for broken. Broken bone= fractured bone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
26 years experience Hand Surgery
No difference: A fractured bone is broken and a broken bone is fractured.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
None: No difference.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
None: They are different terms for the same thing. Fracture can vary in severity and problems. Almost always there is trauma to the soft tissues surrounding ... Read More
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