simple fracture


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simple fracture

n.
A bone fracture that causes little or no damage to the surrounding soft tissues. Also called closed fracture.

simple fracture

n
(Pathology) a fracture in which the broken bone does not pierce the skin. Also called: closed fracture Compare compound fracture

sim′ple frac′ture


n.
a fracture in which the bone does not pierce the skin.
[1590–1600]
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Noun1.simple fracture - an uncomplicated fracture in which the broken bones to not pierce the skinsimple fracture - an uncomplicated fracture in which the broken bones to not pierce the skin
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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Only 1 to 3% are associated with a simple fracture - only 1% of those are associated with any bleeding on the brain whatsoever.
Cables and non-locking screws can be used for fixation in good quality bone and simple fracture patterns, whereas locking screws should be used in patients with poor bone stock (7,11,12).
Results: Four separate fracture patterns were observed: simple transverse or oblique fracture of the ulnar neck just proximal to the ulnar head, fracture of the neck region with concomitant fracture of the tip of the ulnar styloid, simple fracture of the ulnar head, and comminuted fracture of the ulnar head.
sup][17] 29 (74%) hips had simple fracture patterns (posterior-wall fractures, 27 [69%]; transverse fractures, 2 [5%]) and 10 (26%) hips had complex fracture patterns (transverse plus posterior-wall fractures, 4 [10%]; posterior column plus posterior wall fractures, 3 [8%]; double column fractures, 2 [5%]; and T-shape fractures, 1 [3%]).
The draft also includes a scenario showing how the plan might cover treatment of a simple fracture.
None of the patients with simple fracture developed AVN; a nonunion rate of 20% and AVN rate of 40% in complex fractures indicated the inherent severity of these injuries.
1) Reflecting briefer prior recommendations from the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS), (2) the new guidelines endorse the simple Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) without DXA scanning for HIV-positive men 40 to 49 years old and for premenopausal women 40 or older (Figure 1).
She said: "They'll be offering a range of simple fracture repairs but anything needing admission is best treated elsewhere.
The category with the greatest benefit includes low-cost antibiotics for bacterial infection, a cast for a simple fracture, or aspirin and beta blockers for heart attack patients.
Although there is evidence that simple fracture like buckle fractures of the distal radius do not need orthopaedic input and can be safely treated in emergency department using a splint, and can be discharged without follow up 4, concerns have been raised against the possibility of a misdiagnosis and providing patient information (5).
That first section ends with the implications of simple fracture behavior as observed with page tearing, the sardine can problem, divergent concertinas tears, and wiggly cuts.
If it's a simple fracture then he is more likely to return to his previous level of activity.