open fracture.

open fracture.

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  • Open fracture — A fracture in which the bone is sticking through the skin. Also called a compound fracture. A fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage. It usually is a result of trauma but can be due to an acquired disease of bone such as osteoporosis or… …   Medical dictionary

  • open fracture — noun bone fracture associated with lacerated soft tissue or an open wound • Syn: ↑compound fracture • Hypernyms: ↑fracture, ↑break * * * open fracture, = compound fracture. (Cf. ↑compound fracture) …   Useful english dictionary

  • open fracture. — See compound fracture. * * * …   Universalium

  • Fracture, compound — A fracture in which the bone is sticking through the skin. Also called an open fracture. A fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage. It usually is a result of trauma but can be due to an acquired disease of bone such as osteoporosis or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fracture — Frac ture (?; 135), n. [L. fractura, fr. frangere, fractum, to break: cf. F. fracture. See {Fraction}.] 1. The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) The breaking of a bone. [1913 Webster] 3. (Min.) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Open reduction internal fixation — (ORIF) is a medical procedure. Open reduction refers to open surgery to set bones, as is necessary for some fractures. Internal fixation refers to fixation of screws and/or plates to enable or facilitate healing. Rigid fixation prevents… …   Wikipedia

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  • open reduction — n realignment of a fractured bone after incision into the fracture site compare CLOSED REDUCTION * * * reduction of a fracture or dislocation after incision into the site …   Medical dictionary

  • fracture — 1. To break. 2. A break, especially the breaking of a bone or cartilage. [L. fractura, a break] apophysial f. separation of apophysis from bone. articular f. a f. involving the joint …   Medical dictionary

  • Fracture — For other uses, see Fracture (disambiguation). v · d · e Materials failure modes …   Wikipedia

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