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Whats the diffrence between a fracture and a break?

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Dr. Jared Adams
12 years experience
No difference: Technically there is no difference because fracture comes from the latin fracturus which means broken fragment. Fractures themselves are divided into three categories: : non-displaced fracture, displaced fracture, and stress fracture.
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