comminuted fracture


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comminuted fracture

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(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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The concept of intentional delay is often prudent, in which a comminuted fracture is allowed to heal in order to create bone stock, with plans for future osteotomy.
Added Waller: 'When any player has a comminuted fracture of their tibia and fibula then it's a potentially hazardous injury.
Marquez diagnosed the patient as having a comminuted fracture of his right humerus, performed a closed reduction of the fracture, and set the patient's arm in a cast.
(7) They compared fragment specific fracture fixation with augmented external fixation in a experimentally induced comminuted fracture in a cadaver.
Severely comminuted fracture closed by application of external skeleton fixator (ESF) is preferable to open reduction and internal fixation (Langley Hobbs et al., 1997).
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).
Thus, ORIF should be considered first for young patients with high activity level, those with a comminuted fracture, displaced fracture, and smokers, while nonoperative treatment should be considered first for others.
* A type lI fracture is a comminuted fracture in which both the central fragment of bone and the insertion of the medial canthal tendon are intact.
The fractures in his left foot included a second-metatarsal (MT) neck fracture, proximal third-MT fracture, and a comminuted fracture of the fourth MT (Figure 1).
There was a comminuted fracture of the right frontotemporal skull.
Management of comminuted fracture of metatarsus using dynamic compression plate and position screw in calf.
Three patients who had fractures involving rotation around the longi- tudinal axis, and one case for each of a comminuted fracture and rotation around vertical axis presented with diplopia.