impacted fracture

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Related to impacted fracture: stress fracture, fissure fracture
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Noun1.impacted fracture - fracture in which one broken end is wedged into the other broken end
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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Caption: Figure 4: (a)-(b) Three-part valgus impacted fracture with severe displacement of the articular segment in a 48-year-old woman (AO/OTA type C2); the lesser tuberosity was in continuity with the shaft (arrow).
Mr Hall added: "Then he punches the off-duty officer Gavin Collins, knocking him to the ground and either the punch or his impact with the ground causes an impacted fracture of his cheek and eye socket that requires surgery and the fixing of titanium plates and screws.