There are several types of bone fracture, including:
Greenstick - an incomplete fracture in which the bone bends
Transverse - a fracture that goes across the bone's axis
Simple - a fracture which does not break the skin
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.