hairline fracture


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hairline fracture

n.
A minor fracture in which the bone fragments remain in alignment, appearing on x-ray film as a fine line.

hairline fracture

n
(Pathology) a very fine crack in a bone
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Noun1.hairline fracture - a fracture without separation of the fragments and the line of the break being very thinhairline fracture - a fracture without separation of the fragments and the line of the break being very thin
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

hairline fracture

n (Med) → frattura capillare
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SINGAPORE High-class sprinter Rocket Man will be out of action for at least six months after suffering a hairline fracture to a leg during a workout under regular partner Robbie Fradd.
Doctors believe West had a hairline fracture in his foot that eventually broke completely from continued physical activity.
Meanwhile, Gough confirmed goalkeeper Roddy McKenzie could be out of action for three to four weeks after sustaining a hairline fracture in his foot.
Gomez, a center for the NHL's New Jersey Devils, suffered a hairline fracture of the pelvis and will likely be sidelined at least a month.
Belmont Stakes winner Rags To Riches has also resumed light training in Florida as she moves towards a comeback after sustaining a hairline fracture of her right front pastern in September.
The hairline fracture was found when Werth underwent a CT scan the next day, but he was expected to miss only a couple of weeks.
He travelled home after being treated at hospital but further X-rays revealed a hairline fracture that will keep him out for the rest of the season.
It could be a hairline fracture to the spine, but we don't really know the extent of the injury," said Quinn's agent Gavin Horne.
Declan's Moon, undefeated in five races and the early favorite for the Run for the Roses, careened off that road Friday when trainer Ron Ellis revealed that the gelded son of Malibu Moon has a hairline fracture of the left knee and will be out of training for at least 60 days.
He said: "I've got a hairline fracture in my right foot.
CAPTAIN SCOTT, narrowly beaten in the 1999 Lincoln when trained by Jeremy Glover, has been admitted to the Dalehead Veterinary Equine Clinic at Rathmell, North Yorkshire, following a head injury and suspected hairline fracture to the sinus cavity.
In addition, Troy Murphy was out with a hairline fracture in his left thumb, and Clifford Robinson left the game at halftime with lower back stiffness.