open fracture


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Noun1.open 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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Conclusion: The incision can be healed, and fracture can be united normally in most of HIV positive patients with fracture, and postoperative wound infections were significantly associated with HIV clinical category, CD4+T-lymphocyte category and open fracture.
We don't know exactly how far he fell but he had a nasty open fracture on his leg.
The 54-year-old had slipped and sustained an open fracture of her left forefinger while on the peak near Dolgellau at 2pm.
Indications for surgical management were few including open fracture with extensive soft tissue trauma, children with associated injuries like head injury, abdominal injury or polytrauma.
It is suggested that as soon as the patient is stabilized, the open fracture should be dealt with in the operating theatre within 6 hours of injury.
The broad daylight incident in March resulted in Mr Yaqoob suffering a fractured left forearm and an open fracture to his left leg.
Harris hyperextended his right thumb and suffered an open fracture after he tried to block Dominique Sutton late in the third quarter.
Palpation of affected area elicited pain and open fracture on both horizontal rami of mandible (Fig.
The patient was diagnosed with an incomplete subtrochanteric femur open fracture due to the gunshot injury.
The person was also pinned down by a girder causing an open fracture and crush injuries to the lower legs.
Meanwhile Beverley, 50, arrives with an open fracture of her right leg after being hit by a car, and it means she'll miss a weekend of dancing.