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Comminuted Fractures

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What Is a Comminuted Fracture?

A comminuted (kah-muh-NOOT-ed) fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone is broken into more than two pieces.

How Do Comminuted Fractures Happen?

It takes a lot of force for someone to get a comminuted fracture. A car accident or serious fall, for instance, can cause this type of break.

Illustration: Comminuted fracture

How Are Comminuted Fractures Treated?

Someone with a comminuted fracture will probably need surgery. Then, he or she will need to wear a splint or cast for a while to keep the bone from moving while it heals.

Medical Review

  • Last Reviewed: June 1st, 2018
  • Reviewed By: Richard W. Kruse, DO;Susan M. Dubowy, PA-C

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