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1

Define pathologic fracture

Fracture through a cyst, tumor, or osteopenic bone

2

Define avulsion fracture

Segment of bone pulled away by a ligament or tendon

3

What is the best view to assess an angulated fracture?

Lateral

4

Define displacement fracture

Translation without angulation in a given plane

5

Define rotated fracture

Distal fragment is turned in relationship to proximal fragment

6

Define shortened fracture

Shortened fractured bone in relation to normal length

7

Define impacted fracture

Fractured bone is pushed onto itself

8

Define communited fracture

Fracture is in multiple pieces

9

Define open fracture

Skin is disrupted and bone protrudes out

10

Salter Harris classification (short way)

SUDAC
1. Shifted (not usually seen on xray)
2. Up (proximal to growth plate)
3. Down (below growth plate)
4. Across (across growth plate)
5. Compressed

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Salter Harris classification (full definitions)

1. Physis fx
2. Metaphysis and physis
3. Epiphysis and physis
4. Epiphysis to metaphysis
5. Crush fx