complicated fracture


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complicated fracture

A bone fracture accompanied by damage to regional organs and/or neurovascular bundles.

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.

complicated fracture

A fracture of bone associated with significant injury to other structures such as arteries, nerves or muscles.
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Because of increasing incidence of high velocity trauma, complicated fracture pattern in proximal humerus are becoming increasingly common.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance flew him for emergency treatment at Hull Royal Infirmary and medics established that he had suffered a very complicated fracture of his left hip and had also broken his right collarbone.
If the patient has fallen off a ladder and a has a complicated fracture in their leg, they will be taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital providing this care.
"It's a very clean break, not a complicated fracture and there has been no need for it to be in plaster or anything like that.
A comprehensive explanation for this complicated fracture behavior has been made, using the relationship between [[Sigma].sub.c], (the craze initiation stress) and [[Sigma].sub.y] (the shear yield initiation stress) (1).
"He suffered a very complicated fracture. I just do not know how he wasn't killed.
A post-mortem revealed she had a complicated fracture of the skull, three areas of bleeding from her brain and a shaken brain.
What proved to be a complicated fracture took until Christmas to heal, and Crowley then suffered the misfortune of breaking it again on his first day back riding, when falling on October Mist at Wetherby in the Castleford Chase.
It revealed a complicated fracture which will take longer than normal to set.
Speedy vehicles have high velocity injuries associated with complicated fracture. Fracture pattern is often grossly committed and often open fractures resulting in greater morbidity among the working population.