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Bones - broken and fractured

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MsHighwater · 10/02/2008 23:41

Same thing, I say. Annoys me when people use both as if fractured was worse than "just" broken.

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LyraSilvertongue · 10/02/2008 23:51

It's the same thing afaik.
I used to think fractured meant cracked, not fully broken.

bossybritches · 12/02/2008 13:03

No it is the same...fracture is just a medical term for broken.

(ex-orthopaedic sister)

Still farking painful whatever you call it!

kinki · 12/02/2008 13:09

Agree with bossy, definately the same. (My job is diagnosing xrays).

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