extracapsular fracture

ex·tra·cap·su·lar frac·ture

a fracture near a joint, but outside of the line of attachment of the joint capsule.

extracapsular fracture

Etymology: L, extra + capsula, little box
any fracture that occurs near a joint but does not directly involve the joint capsule. This type of fracture is extremely common in the hip.

extracapsular fracture

A bone fracture that does not extend into a joint, which is most commonly seen in the humerus or femur.

ex·tra·cap·su·lar frac·ture

(ekstră-kapsū-lăr frakshŭr)
Breakage near a joint, but outside the line of attachment of the joint capsule.
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While surgical costs for a displaced intracapsular fracture were estimated to be $19,710 greater than nonoperative treatment, and $22,317 more for an extracapsular fracture, costs for both procedures were offset by savings from lower long-term medical costs: $84,990 for intracapsular fractures and $90,281 for extracapsular fractures.