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

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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I have a small crack in my right periatel bone with CSF leak. Size of crack = 4x1 to 5x5 mm. This is from a childhood skull fracture after a backward?

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. Ultimately would have to weigh the risks and benefits of surgical verses nonsurgical care. Read more...

I had a difficult lower molar extraction 1 week ago - roots fused to the bone. Severe pain feels like a bone fracture. Could I have a cracked jaw?

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 dry socket. If the tooth was fused to the bone, a surgical drill would have been used to remove bone which also can cause additional post operative pain. You should see your dentist for a post op exam to address any possible complications arising. Read more...
Ouch! I expect you've informed the dentist (or will ASAP) - that's the best person to evaluate your healing and it's part of the responsibility of the extraction. Ask your questions while there and see it through until you are confident and satisfied. Dental work can be stressful in so many ways - treat yourself well through this time. Good diet, rest, leisure, etc. Best wishes! Read more...
Doubtful. You had a difficult surgical extraction which necessitated the cutting of bone, gum tissue, and then sutures to close the wound. Even though you feel a week is enough time for this to have healed, it will take longer. Your surgeon should be advised of your pain.. you might have an infection. Read more...

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

No difference. Fracture or broken assumes a disruption of the bone integrity. There are many variations including degree of displacement and complexity of the fracture lines. Read more...

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

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. Read more...