For my project, I decided to research different types of bone fractures. In classwe covered bone structure, how bones heal, and touched on fractures, but we didn’t getinto the type of fractures much, which I thought would be very interesting to learn about.My original idea was to acquire actual bones (animal) so that I could physically fracturethem in different ways in order to achieve different types of fractures. I could notmanage to get my hands on any animal bones, despite calling Fish and Game and themeat departments of a few retail stores (hoping they had some fresh bones from meatthey butchered). My second thought was to visit the pet stores and get some of the cowleg bones that are packaged for dogs. The issue I found with this idea was that whilethis theoretically would have worked, the marrow inside the bones had ossified and wasnear impossible to break in the ways I had been planning. I ended up resorting to doingmy best to model the fractures out of modeling material (this was a last resort because I am honestly terrible at anything artistic).
The fractures from top to bottom are (third photograph): transverse, stress, oblique, greenstick, and comminuted.