fracture blister

fracture blister

superficial epidermolysis that occurs in association, most commonly, with fractures of the leg and ankle and forearm and wrist; etiology represents a combination of excessive swelling and torsional injury to the overlying soft tissues.
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frac·ture blis·ter

(frak'shŭr blis'tĕr)
Superficial epidermolysis that occurs in association, most commonly, with fractures of the leg and ankle and forearm and wrist; etiology represents a combination of excessive swelling and torsional injury to the overlying soft tissues.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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On physical examination, incisional sites were clean, dry, and intact and a small fracture blister was noted on the posterior aspect of the knee--which was cleaned and redressed.
Fracture blisters are problematic, as bloody blisters indicate an incompetent epidermis and are associated with a high incidence of wound complications.
Resolution of fracture blisters and edema as well as the return of skin wrinkling are key indicators of recovery.
For example, compartment syndrome, contused skin, fracture blisters, or poor circulation.
(5.) Giordano C, Koval KJ: Treatment of fracture blisters: A prospective study of 53 cases.