compound fracture


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compound fracture

n.
A fracture in which broken bone fragments lacerate soft tissue and protrude through an open wound in the skin.

compound fracture

n
(Medicine) a fracture in which the broken bone either pierces the skin or communicates with an open wound

com′pound frac′ture


n.
a fracture in which the broken bone is exposed through a wound in the skin.
[1535–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compound 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"
Translations

compound fracture

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References in classic literature ?
There's a compound fracture above the knee, and a dislocation below.
Boythorn, "the treatment of surgeons aboard ship is such that I would submit the legs--both legs--of every member of the Admiralty Board to a compound fracture and render it a transportable offence in any qualified practitioner to set them if the system were not wholly changed in eight and forty hours!"
But a freak incident during a match saw Collin, who now lives in Miskin, Pontyclun, suffer compound fractures to his leg, which became a life-changing injury due to an infection from dog mess on the pitch.
Incomplete compound fracture at middle of horn (n=5, 8.07%): These cattle were stabilized using circlage wiring followed by impregnation with polymethylmethacrylate at fracture site (Fig.
* Compound fracture femur constituted 13.6% of total compound fractures and only 10.4% of femur fractures were compound.
Because the victim was believed to have suffered a compound fracture of the lower leg, she had to be evacuated.
Ruby Walsh was allowed to get the 3.30pm flight home to ireland yesterday but will miss the Fairyhouse, aintree and Punchestown festivals after sustaining a compound fracture of his right humerus - the bone in the upper arm - when parting company with abbyssial in the Triumph hurdle on Friday.
He was flown home and treated for fractures to his pelvis and lower back, as well as a compound fracture to his elbow.
She suffered a fractured pelvis, ruptured spleen, compound fracture to her leg and arm and a collapsed lung.
Oram was limping badly on his right leg after diving awkwardly in the outfield, and Hira went to hospital for x-rays after suffering a nasty compound fracture of a finger on his left hand while trying to catch a Chris Gayle thunderbolt off his own bowling.
It is interesting that Pott sustained a compound fracture of the tibia after being thrown from his horse two years before publication of his book.
"He had a compound fracture on his left arm and a normal fracture on his right arm which they discovered later I believe.