depressed fracture


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Noun1.depressed fracture - fracture of the skull where the bone is pushed in
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 real injury was a depressed fracture of the skull, extending right up through the motor area.
Radiologist Sanjay Pillai said scans taken at Ninewells Hospital the next day revealed the girl had a depressed fracture at the back of her head and multiple fractures on the right side of her head.
They improvised a vacuum-like device that allowed them to 'elevate' the depressed fracture on the baby's skull and bring it back to its normal shape - without any sedation, anaesthesia or incision.
Mr Roblin, from Loughor, near Gorseinon, said he was diagnosed with a depressed fracture to the skull, adding that the surgeon told him he must have been hit with force as it is the hardest bone in the body.
Mr Roblin, fromLoughor, near Gorseinon, was diagnosed with a depressed fracture to the skull, a large blood clot to the front of the head and a broken left cheekbone.
Mr Roblin, from Loughor, near Gorseinon, said he was diagnosed with a depressed fracture to the skull, adding the surgeon told him he must have been hit with force as it is the hardest bone in the body.
Surgical modalities include elevation of closed as well as open depressed fracture, dural repair was done for dural tear and drainage of extradural hematoma or subdural hematoma.
Grace had a double fracture to the skull, including a significant depressed fracture to the left side, with bleeding on the brain and bruising to her face and left arm.
A case of fracture-dislocation of the hip, in which a depressed fracture of the femoral head that was unclassifiable by this classification caused easy redislocation and required treatment, is reported.
First Shearer was sidelined with a persistent groin injury and then his partner sustained a depressed fracture of the cheekbone as well as other niggles.
Injury to the longitudinal sinus accompanying a depressed fracture of the skull.