A 42-year-old member asked:
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what is the difference between a fractured bone and a broken one?

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Dr. Richard Makowiec
27 years experience Hand Surgery
No difference: A fractured bone is broken and a broken bone is fractured.
Answered on Jan 30, 2015

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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The same: There is no difference between the two term.
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Dr. William Nall
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Same thing: Fracture is the medical term for broken.
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Dr. Robert Coats II
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None: A broken bone is the same as a fractured bone. The terms are interchangeable.
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Dr. Eon Shin answered
20 years experience Hand Surgery
No: They are one and the same!

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