In an incomplete fracture, where there is no displacement, the necessity of reduction does not exist.
The diagnosis is easy when all the bones are completely broken, but the incomplete fracture can be only suspected.
An incomplete fracture may also be either simple or comminuted.
Among the varieties of incomplete fracture are: greenstick; fissured; depressed.
incomplete fracture n.
A fracture in which the line of fracture does not include the entire bone.
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See under fracture.