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How is a comminuted fracture diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

A comminuted fracture is usually diagnosed through an x-ray, which can help the doctor locate the specific location of the breaks. The x-ray will also allow the doctor to examine the severity of the injury and make the proper plans for treatment. A CT scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may also be used to view the injury more closely.

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