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simple fracture

n.
A bone fracture that causes little or no damage to the surrounding soft tissues. Also called closed fracture.

simple fracture

n
(Pathology) a fracture in which the broken bone does not pierce the skin. Also called: closed fracture Compare compound fracture

sim′ple frac′ture


n.
a fracture in which the bone does not pierce the skin.
[1590–1600]
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Noun1.simple fracture - an uncomplicated fracture in which the broken bones to not pierce the skinsimple fracture - an uncomplicated fracture in which the broken bones to not pierce the skin
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 treatment of these complex injuries is difficult and differs from simple fractures because of high rate of complications3.
Simple fractures of the ulnar neck or head often do not require operative fixation.
Consequently, they recommend the use of ibuprofen in simple fractures, despite the fact that a large proportion of patients required additional intravenous analgesia mainly with opioids like morphine.
While simple fractures are managed at the clinic, cases of compound fractures or fractures that need internal fixation or operations are sent to HMC.
5) and DASH score (21) showed significantly better outcomes in simple fractures.
The algorithm was valuable for simple fractures while not applicable to the fractures with intersections; meanwhile, the assumption above was not always tenable.
Simple fractures can be hard to fix, comminuted fractures can be simple to repair and both simple and comminuted can be open.