incomplete fracture


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incomplete fracture

n.
A fracture that does not extend through the full transverse width of a bone.
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Noun1.incomplete fracture - fracture that does not go across the entire width of the bone
fracture, break - breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
greenstick fracture - a partial fracture of a bone (usually in children); the bone is bent but broken on only one side
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Ongole bullock, Incomplete fracture at lower 3 (rd) of horn 8 yrs (Fig.
In this population, pars injuries are one of the primary causes of back pain and include defects ranging from a stress reaction with interosseous edema to incomplete fracture to non-union.
The incomplete fracture was stabilized with a proximal femoral nail (synthes) [[Figure 2]d, left and middle], the fracture site was impacted with an artificial bone graft (ALLOMATRIX[sup]?
The gem also contained surface-breaking fractures that displayed blue, green and 'golden' yellow colour flashes (Figure 22)--suggestive of fissures that have been filled with resin--along with a few reflective patches that resulted from incomplete fracture filling.
Radiograph of right femur revealed an incomplete fracture on tension side of right femoral diaphysis, (Figure1) (a & b), which was treated conservatively with rest and continuation of alendronate along with calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation.
Complete fractures through both cortices with medial spike or incomplete fracture with lateral cortex involved (33)

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