displaced fracture


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displaced fracture

[displāst]
Etymology: Fr, deplacement, to remove
a traumatic bone break in which two ends of a fractured bone are separated and out of their normal positions. The ends may pierce surrounding skin, as in a compound fracture, or may be contained within the skin, as in a closed fracture.

dis·placed frac·ture

(dis-plāst' frak'shŭr)
Breakage in which the fragments are separated and are not in alignment.
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253A: Displaced fracture of greater tuberosity of unspecified humerus, initial encounter for closed fracture.
Displaced fractures of the articular surface that are not associated with gross limb deformity often require open reduction, and should be evaluated by a surgeon within 3 to 5 days.
This resulted in a displaced fracture of his jaw which required hospital treatment, surgery, and the insertion of two metal plates to straighten his jaw.
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An MRI, done two days later, revealed a displaced fracture at the T-1 level of his spine.
The Warwickshire skipper saw a specialist yesterday who was concerned that Knight had sustained a displaced fracture.
Warwickshire batsman Dominic Ostler suffered a displaced fracture of his right middle finger when struck by a lifter from Peter Martin from the first ball he received on his comeback from an elbow injury.
I had sustained multiple injuries, including a displaced fracture of my right femur, broken pelvis, sacrum, shoulder ribs and foot.
He also sustained a displaced fracture to his skull and it was the latter injury, rather than the break to his neck, that has cut short his career.
But it's a displaced fracture which could mean six to eight weeks recovery, and I'm just 10 days into that now.
She suffered a displaced fracture of the nose, her front teeth fell out and she lost consciousness.
The radiograph showed a displaced fracture of the os peroneum (Figure 1).