What Is a Comminuted Fracture?
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 fracture.
What Are the Signs & Symptoms of a Comminuted Fracture?
Someone with a comminuted fracture will have signs of a severe broken bone like:
- severe pain
- deformity (the part of the body could look crooked or different than it did before the injury)
How Is a Comminuted Fracture Diagnosed?
Doctors order X-rays if they think a bone is broken. If the fracture is comminuted the X-rays will show the broken bone in more than two pieces.