If you "have a fracture", it means that one of your bones is broken. This is the term that doctors use to describe broken bones.
To explain which bone is broken, you say that the fracture is "in" a part of the body:
She has fractures in two of her ribs.
A few kinds of fractures include:
- a hairline fracture, which means that the bone is only broken or cracked a little bit
- a compound fracture, which means that the bone is poking out through the skin