compression fracture

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compression fracture

n.
A fracture caused by the compression of one bone, especially a vertebra, against another.
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Noun1.compression fracture - fracture in which the bone collapses (especially in short bones such as vertebrae)
fracture, break - breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
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Steve suffered a burst fracture of the neck which damaged his spinal cord in the accident in 2008 and he spent the next year in hospital.
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