Comminuted fracture

Andrew Murphy and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Comminuted fractures are fractures where more than 2 bone components are created.

The problem with the term is that it includes a very heterogeneous group of fractures from a 3 part humeral head fracture to a multi-part fracture of the femur following a high-energy road traffic accident.

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  • Case 1: comminuted proximal humeral fracture
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  • Case 2: comminuted olecranon fracture
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  • Case 3: comminuted intra-articular distal radial fracture
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  • Case 5: due to gun shot injury
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