hairline fracture


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hair·line frac·ture

a fracture without separation of the fragments, the line of break being hairlike, as seen sometimes in the skull.
Synonym(s): capillary fracture
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hairline fracture

n.
A minor fracture in which the bone fragments remain in alignment, appearing on x-ray film as a fine line.
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A fracture without separation of bone fragments. Hairline fractures are often missed on examination of the films
Frequency The annual incidence of stress fractures—the most common cause of hairline fractures in athletes and military recruits—is said to range from 5% to 30%, depending on the sport and other risk factors
High risk group White, female, older, no regular exercise, no calcium or vitamin D supplements
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hairline fracture

Capillary fracture Orthopedics A fracture without separation of bone fragments. See Fracture.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hair·line frac·ture

(hār'līn frak'shŭr)
A fracture without separation of the fragments, the line of break being hairlike, as seen sometimes in the skull.
Synonym(s): capillary fracture.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Karachi [Pakistan], March 19 ( ANI ): Islamabad United skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has been ruled out of the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to a hairline fracture on his wrist.
The traditional X-rays that were taken that afternoon showed a hairline fracture, but the tibial plateau appeared to be stable and did not pose significant risk to competing.
It is such a light hairline fracture - it looks a lot worse than it actually is."
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is treated (right) following a challenge from Daniel Agger in England's win over Denmark on Wednesday (above); the midfielder played on but tests later found he had sustained a hairline fracture in his left foot which will keep him out of action for around eight weeks
"The injury was actually a hairline fracture but it was not until four months later that I discovered that."
Mowbray said: "Kevin had some scans last week and they've shown a hairline fracture in the same place as he had his initial break, which is disappointing for us and, of course, for him.
He slashed at him again with the knife, catching him across his leg in a cut so deep that it caused a hairline fracture.
The 63-year-old said a fight scene with wrestling star Stone Cold Steve Austin became so "vicious" that he needed an operation for a hairline fracture and had a metal plate inserted in his neck.
"Following a contusion to his knee in Wasps' Guinness Premiership clash with Northampton last Sunday, further investigations have shown that Danny has a small hairline fracture in his right fibula head.
"It could be a hairline fracture to the spine but we don't really know to what extent the injury is," said Quinn's agent Gavin Horne.
The 22-year-old left-handed Tharanga suffered a hairline fracture in his left foot after being hit by Lasith Malinga, the slinging-style fast bowler, in the nets.
When the injury was X-rayed at the hospital, doctors told Kurt he had a hairline fracture."