That doesn't mean all fractures are obvious; most of them are quite subtle. There can be a little swelling or a bruise pattern that makes you wonder. Often, the only indicator of a fracture is the mechanism of injury and excruciating pain.
Indeed, it is a myth that victims can't move fractured parts. Broken bones can get in the way, but movement comes from muscles and tendons. Fractured arms, legs, hands, feet and fingers are certainly capable of movement.
These fracture pictures should help illustrate the wide variety of ways broken bones can look.
|Broken Ankle||Broken Thumb||Broken Hand||Open Fracture of the Finger|
|Sesamoid Fracture||Mallet Finger||Colles Fracture|
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