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Related to complicated fracture: closed fracture, simple fracture
a fracture accompanied by injury to neighboring soft tissues, such as nerves and blood vessels.
complicated fractureA 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.