A bone fracture is a medical condition in which a bone becomes broken. A bone fracture can also occur as a result of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis, certain types of cancer or Osteogenesis Imperfecta. A broken bone is not always defined as a fracture, much as a fracture is not always defined as a broken bone. A broken bone is defined as a complete severing of the bone, as in opposition to a fracture covering any type of crack or break in the bone.
A fracture on a dinner plate means that there is a visible crack, but the plate is still in one piece.
A broken plate is one which has come apart, (more than one piece) and can no longer be used as a plate.
In other words, a fracture is a minor “break”, but a “broken bone” does not HAVE to be a fracture–it could be shattered or split in two, or worse.
no a fracture is where the bone is a clear break snapped like a chicken bone..
a hair line fracture is where the bone is broke but not separated and it is just cracked and when you look at the x ray it looks like a piece of hair (the crack)..
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