complicated fracture


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complicated fracture

a fracture accompanied by injury to neighboring soft tissues, such as nerves and blood vessels.

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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Otherwise, saving the teeth with complicated fractures is impossible as the pulp undergoes necrosis.
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