bowing fracture


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bow·ing frac·ture

(bō'ing frak'shŭr)
Osseous breakage due to impact that ruptures a bone along the longitudinal axis.
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bowing fracture

A bending or curving fracture of a bone (usually of the forearm) due to a traumatic load that compresses the bone along its long axis.
See also: fracture
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