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32-C2   Complex segmental fractures


32-C2 are complex segmental fractures . These fractures are characterized by multiple, non-communicating fracture lines in the same bone, effectively dividing the bone into segments.


32-C2 fracture is often called a segmental fracture.



32-C type fractures are complex diaphyseal fractures. They differ from the B-Type fractures by the fact that, once reconstructed, the two main fragments do not have direct contact with each other.

The fracture classification by definition states that B1, B2, C1 and C2 fracture are anatomically reconstructible fractures, whereas B3 and C3 are not reconstructible.

Note: B1, B2, C1 and C2 fractures, depending on the sizes of the fragments, may best be managed like a non-reconstructible fracture.

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