What Is a Comminuted Fracture?
A comminuted (kah-muh-NOOT-ed) fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone is broken into more than two pieces.
How Do Comminuted Fractures Happen?
It takes a lot of force for someone to get a comminuted fracture. A car accident or serious fall, for instance, can cause this type of break.
Date reviewed: June 2018