T-shaped fracture | definition of T-shaped fracture by Medical dictionary
an intercondylar fracture that has both longitudinal and transverse portions in the form of a T.
T-shaped fracture Y-shaped fracture Orthopedics A type of intercondylar fracture of the distal femur that occurs in falls from a height with the feet extended, resulting in a violent impact of the femur on the tibial plateau; fall-related fractures also occur as the distal tibia impacts on the ankle or as an intercondylar fracture to the distal humerus. Cf Lover's heels.
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According to Tile classification, the pelvic injuries were type C in all nine patients (C3 in four cases, C2 with an acetabular fracture in two cases, C1 with an acetabular fracture in two cases, and C3 with a T-shaped fracture
in one case).
The T-shaped fracture
of the lower end of the humerus.
All the 47 cases were injured in high-energy trauma and according to the Letounel classification, there were 10 cases of transverse acetabular fracture, 11 cases of posterior column and poste- rior wall fractures, 12 cases of transverse and posterior wall fractures with central dislocation of the femoral head, 8 cases of both-column fractures and 6 cases of T-shaped fracture