compound fracture


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compound fracture

n.
A fracture in which broken bone fragments lacerate soft tissue and protrude through an open wound in the skin.

compound fracture

n
(Medicine) a fracture in which the broken bone either pierces the skin or communicates with an open wound

com′pound frac′ture


n.
a fracture in which the broken bone is exposed through a wound in the skin.
[1535–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compound fracture - bone fracture associated with lacerated soft tissue or an open wound
fracture, break - breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
Translations

compound fracture

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References in classic literature ?
There's a compound fracture above the knee, and a dislocation below.
Boythorn, "the treatment of surgeons aboard ship is such that I would submit the legs--both legs--of every member of the Admiralty Board to a compound fracture and render it a transportable offence in any qualified practitioner to set them if the system were not wholly changed in eight and forty hours
Alice Ord, 95, suffered a compound fracture of her upper arm bone after <Bfalling over on Northumberland Street in Newcastle
John said: "We were told it was a compound fracture and that she needed emergency surgery.
Da Silva's break is known as a compound fracture, which means that the bones were completely snapped apart and the jagged ends pierced the skin.
Yessiremychickadee was leading the first race going into the backstretch when she suffered a compound fracture of her right front cannon bone, according to a Del Mar spokesman, and was pulled up by jockey Aaron Gryder.
MOTORIZED MAYHEM MARRED THE EMERICA TEAM THIS month, starting with a vicious motorcycle wreck that left Bryan Herman with a bone-through-the-skin compound fracture, and, in a separate incident, ending with Heath Kirchart getting hit by a car while crossing the road.
Pain at the site of the fracture that can extend from the foot to the knee -- Significant swelling -- Blisters over the fracture site -- Bruising soon after the injury -- Bone protruding through the skin -- a compound fracture, which requires immediate attention
She suffered a compound fracture to the right thigh, a dislocated and broken left elbow, dislocated ribs and jaw, broken teeth, a snapped thumb tendon and a face so badly damaged that her nose, cheek and eye sockets were smashed beyond recognition.
Lauren, from Springthorpe Road, Erdington, was taken to hospital with a compound fracture to her skull, broken ribs and severe bruising which left her in a critical condition.
Corporal Plummer had suffered a severe comminuted compound fracture of the right femur.
He had a fractured skull and a compound fracture to his right leg.