comminuted fracture


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comminuted fracture

n
(Medicine) a fracture in which the bone is splintered or fragmented
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Noun1.comminuted fracture - fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed
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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Unfortunately, although the classifications made progress when they were presented, all focus on bony structures, except for the Hohl and Moore classification, which is limited in its description of the comminuted fracture pattern.
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.
An open comminuted fracture or any of the above types with concomitant septal hematoma, cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea, airway obstruction, crush injury, severe displacement or associated naso-orbito-ethmoid midface fractures are defined as type V fractures (16).
Computed tomography (CT) identified an isolated comminuted fracture of the cricoid cartilage.
Non-union also occurred in only one patient of 72 years old with comminuted fracture of right 1st metacarpal in road side accident.
Bailie and McAlinden [9] reported a case of a 17-year-old man with a compound comminuted fracture of the proximal third of the humeral shaft with complete head-splitting extension and a large overlying contaminated wound with skin loss (Gustilo-Anderson grade IIIB).
Roentgenograms of the right wrist revealed an undisplaced comminuted fracture of the pisiform bone (Figure 1 and 2).
Severely comminuted fracture closed by application of external skeleton fixator (ESF) is preferable to open reduction and internal fixation (Langley Hobbs et al.
Radiographs of the left foot and ankle showed a minimally displaced but comminuted fracture of the cuboid and swelling of the ankle consistent with an acute ligamentous injury.
A CT scan showed a comminuted fracture of the fibular graft without loss of height or alignment, and the construct appeared well healed at both the graft and vertebral body interfaces (Figure 2).
Depressed comminuted fracture of zygomatic arch on left side with swelling.
He also suffers from a comminuted fracture, and loss of tissue in one of his legs, and he has lost his vision.