impacted fracture


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Related to impacted fracture: stress fracture, fissure fracture
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Noun1.impacted fracture - fracture in which one broken end is wedged into the other broken end
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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Mr Hall added: "Then he punches the off-duty officer Gavin Collins, knocking him to the ground and either the punch or his impact with the ground causes an impacted fracture of his cheek and eye socket that requires surgery and the fixing of titanium plates and screws.
Limited open reduction internal fixation is recommended for the stable four-part valgus impacted fracture and hemiarthroplasty for more unstable four-part fractures including head-splitting fractures, anatomic neck fractures, and head impression fractures.