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What does it meant to have a fracture where bones are pushed together?
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Dr. Daniel Haffner
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: An impacted fracture
When a bone breaks, the piecess do not necessarily seperate or angulate, but can crush into one another, and we call this an impacted fracture.

In brief: An impacted fracture
When a bone breaks, the piecess do not necessarily seperate or angulate, but can crush into one another, and we call this an impacted fracture.
Dr. Daniel Haffner
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
this designation is important as it indicates the mechanism of injury. impacted fractures usually result from falls on the long acess of the bones involved.
In brief: Fracture
That sounds like a compression fracture but without x rays to review that is not a definitive answer.

In brief: Fracture
That sounds like a compression fracture but without x rays to review that is not a definitive answer.
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