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What is the difference between a bone break and a bone fracture?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Symantecs

A fracture or break is the same thing.
There are degrees of fractures or breaks. One can have a small crack in the bone and not be through and through or one can have total separation of the bone fragments. They really are one and the same.

In brief: Symantecs

A fracture or break is the same thing.
There are degrees of fractures or breaks. One can have a small crack in the bone and not be through and through or one can have total separation of the bone fragments. They really are one and the same.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Fractures/breaks are categorized based on location, stability, displacement, and soft tissue integrity (open vs closed). These are the important terms to understand for your injury.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing

They are thr same break is a lay term fracture the medical term.

In brief: Nothing

They are thr same break is a lay term fracture the medical term.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Bruce Prager
Fracture=Break=Crack
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