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A bone break, a fracture, a crack in the bone…what’s the difference?

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A bone break, a fracture, a crack in the bone…what’s the difference?

You might have heard people refer to a bone injury as, “just a crack” or “completely broken.” Have you wondered what those terms mean medically? Believe it or not, in professional healthcare, the term fracture should be used for anything that has disrupted the continuity of the bone. Some medical professionals have spoken out about this because of media misinformation. Whether the bone is in 5 pieces or has a hairline crack, it’s a fracture, no matter what the medical television shows present. Dr. Bents and Dr. Van Horne are always looking to keep their patients very knowledgeable about their injuries and demonstrate professionalism in everything they do. You can trust them and the Paragon Orthopedic Center team for all your orthopedic needs!

Now a sprain is a completely different issue. Stay tuned to the blog to find out more on that!

Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center