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Related to complex fracture: closed fracture, bone injury
a fracture with significant soft tissue injury.
a closed fracture in which the soft tissue surrounding the bone is severely damaged.
com·pli·cat·ed frac·ture(kom'pli-kā-tĕd frak'shŭr)
Breakage in an osseous structure such that the sharp edges of the bone have pierced an organ or bodily structure.