What is the difference between a fracture and a break?

Do not be confused about whether you have a “break” or a “fracture.” Medically speaking, these terms are the same.

Many people get conflicting advice about their injury and are left confused about what their actual injury is. A lot of people are worried about whether they have a broken bone or a fractured bone. These terms are actually interchangeable and orthopaedic surgeons use the terms “broken” and “fractured” to mean the same thing.

At Access Ortho your injury will be fully explained to you using straight forward terminology. We will supplement any information we give you with further written advice and diagrams to explain your injury and also layout future treatment. At the end of your initial consultation, you will have a clear understanding of your injury and future treatment.