If you have taken a look at the section of this website titled “Labeled Human Skeleton (http://anthropologicalconcepts.weebly.com/labeled-human-skeleton.html),” you have seen how many bones look like they are prime to be broken if not protected. The most common bone that is broken will take you by surprise (it surprised me); it is the clavicle. But after researching how it can fracture it does not seem so surprising. It is settled between the manubrium and scapula, and in reality it is just floating there. If the actual clavicle is hit with enough force it will, of course, break, but there are other ways it can fracture. For example if someone is tackled or hits the ground with enough force on their side, that force could cause pressure on the clavicle and in turn cause it to break. And landing on the side with the arm close to the body or extended over the head, both can cause a clavicle to fracture.
Oblique fractures are diagonal breaks across the bone.
Spiral fractures happen when one or both halves of the bone are twisted.
Comminuated fractures break the bone into more than two pieces.
Avulsion fractures mean pieces of the bone have been pulled apart.
Impacted fractures are the opposite of avulsion fractures. These happen when a piece of bone is pushed down into another piece of bone.
Fissure fractures are cracks in the bone.
Greenstick fractures happen when the bone bends and breaks partially, but not completely."
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