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comminuted

 [kom´ĭ-nūt″ed]
broken or crushed into small pieces, as a comminuted fracture.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

com·mi·nut·ed

(kom'i-nū'ted),
Broken into several pieces; denoting especially a fractured bone.
[L. com-minuo, pp. -minutus, to make smaller, break into pieces, fr. minor, less]
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com·mi·nut·ed

(kom'i-nū'tĕd)
Broken into several pieces; denoting especially a fractured bone.
[L. comminuo, pp. -minutus, to make smaller, break into pieces, fr. minor, less]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

comminuted

Broken in several places, especially of a bone fracture; shattered.
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Superiority of intramedullary devices has been shown by biomechanical studies in comminuted subtrochanteric femur fractures.
A sagittal CBCT slice (Figure 4(a)) revealed an unexpected comminuted fracture on the labial aspect within the cervical third of the root.
Subjects and Methods: Total 56 patients of 20-60 years age of both genders with comminuted and open fractures of metacarpal or phalanges bone of the hand, Swanson's Type-I were included by non-probability, consecutive sampling.
We describe a case of an isolated comminuted, uncalcfied cricoid cartilage fracture in a 34-year-old man that responded well to novel management with suture and 2-octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive fixation intraoperatively and topical ciprofloxacin/ dexamethasone applied to the airway postoperatively.
These fractures are frequently comminuted and open due to limited soft tissue supporting structures covering the bone (Turner, 1984 and Ferguson et al., 1982).
There was a comminuted fracture of the right frontotemporal skull.
Patients older than 50 years of age having closed, comminuted and unstable fractures of distal radius were included in the study.