cortical fracture

cortical fracture

Etymology: L, cortex + fractura, break
a fracture that involves the cortex of a bone.
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Several nondisplaced vertical cortical fractures, 2 3 per section, were seen with varying extents of bone formation.
Bone viability was also supported by the osteogenesis at the interface of the porous sleeve to the adjacent bone, complete healing of the cortical fractures, osteonal remodeling, and the development of bone ingrowth noted on histopathologic examination.
Bone turnover in bone biopsies of patients with low-energy cortical fractures receiving bisphosphonates: A case series.