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"
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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
But a freak incident during a match saw Collin, who now lives in Miskin, Pontyclun, suffer compound fractures to his leg, which became a life-changing injury due to an infection from dog mess on the pitch.
It was also found that economical ESF is economical and easier than other method of management of compound fracture in calves.
Grade III C compound fracture and patients unfit for anaesthesia and surgery.
Oram was limping badly on his right leg after diving awkwardly in the outfield, and Hira went to hospital for x-rays after suffering a nasty compound fracture of a finger on his left hand while trying to catch a Chris Gayle thunderbolt off his own bowling.
It is interesting that Pott sustained a compound fracture of the tibia after being thrown from his horse two years before publication of his book.
He had a compound fracture on his left arm and a normal fracture on his right arm which they discovered later I believe.
uk A FURIOUS dad was refused an ambulance for his six-year-old daughter after she suffered a horrific compound fracture to her arm.
The 28-year-old from Llandudno was riding the Marin Trail when he came off his bike, suffering a compound fracture of his collarbone.
The 31-year-old Italian star intends to be back on his bike for this weekend's round of racing in Germany af ter fully recovering f rom the compound fracture.
He needed hospital treatment for a compound fracture to his skull.