Dr. Ajinkya Desale - Fracture Treatment Doctor in Nashik

About Fractures

A bone is fractured when there is a break in the continuity of the bone cortex. Similar terms used to describe a fracture include broken, crack, greenstick or buckle; all are used to refer to the same thing – a broken bone. The break is often described by its location (i.e. bone) and its direction (horizontal, oblique, transverse).


Fractures can happen in a variety of ways. Most fractures are due to trauma, while others are due to pathological conditions or overuse. Trauma can vary from high-energy injuries such as motor vehicle accidents to low energy injuries such as simple falls.


1. Open or compound fracture – the skin overlying the fracture is also broken.
< 2. Comminuted fracture – the bone is broken into multiple pieces
3. Avulsion fracture – a muscle or ligament pulls the bone away, fracturing it.
4. Fracture Dislocation – when a fractured bone is associated with a dislocation of a joint.
5. Pathological fracture – a fracture through bone weakened by an underlying condition – e.g. cancer, osteoporosis.
6. Stress fracture – a fracture due to overuse repetitive stresses and strains.
7. Stable fracture - The broken ends of the bone line up and are barely out of place.
8. Transverse fracture - This type of fracture has a horizontal fracture line.
9. Oblique fracture - This type of fracture has an angled pattern.
10. Comminuted fracture - In this type of fracture, the bone shatters into three or more pieces.


The most common causes of fractures are:

1. Trauma- A fall, a motor vehicle accident, or a tackle during a football game can all result in fractures.
2. Osteoporosis- This disorder weakens bones and makes them more likely to break.
3. Overuse- Repetitive motion can tire muscles and place more force on bone. This can result in stress fractures. Stress fractures are more common in athletes.

Dr Desale's Orthopedic Clinic in Nashik

Dr. Desale's Orthopedics and Joint Replacement Clinic at Nashik has a range of advanced treatments, which provide aims at providing the best orthopedics services and treatment possible.