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What is the difference between a fractured bone and a broken bone?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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 the bone. When it is open (exposed to the outside environment) it is much more serious since infection risk is higher. The higher the energy that caused the fracture, the more problems that attend the fracture.

In brief: 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 the bone. When it is open (exposed to the outside environment) it is much more serious since infection risk is higher. The higher the energy that caused the fracture, the more problems that attend the fracture.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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