A comminuted (pronounced: kah-muh-NOOT-ed) fracture is a type of broken
bone. The bone
is broken into more than two pieces.
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 fracture.
Someone who gets a comminuted fracture probably will need surgery. After surgery,
the person will wear a splint
or cast for a while to keep
the bone from moving while it heals.