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Oblique fracture

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 04 Dec 2017

Oblique fractures are complete fractures that occur at a plane oblique to the long axis of the bone. Like transverse fractures, the term is predominantly used in the context of describing a fracture in a long bone.

Oblique fractures are particularly prone to angulation in the plane of the fracture.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: oblique fracture of the tibial shaft
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