shattered bone

shattered bone

A popular term for a bone (usually a long bone) with a comminuted fracture.
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We first cleaned out the shattered bone fragments pressing on the spine using a microscope and later in a very delicate surgery put in an expandable cage and on top of it fixed a titanium plate," he added.
The deposited material can act as a binding agent between bone fragments, facilitating the ingrowth of bone to reconnect previously shattered bone.
As Ingle tried, he got tangled up in the blankets and his ruined leg folded under him, the shattered bone grating inside.
Yesterday, as the 51-year-old Scot recovered in hospital, it emerged he tried to walk to safety - despite his shattered bone piercing his skin.
But on the newer crop of medical examiner shows like CSI and its clone CSI: Miami or Crossing Jordan the body of the deceased has a starring (and recurring) role, and over and over again we get a worm's-eye view of the bodies, bringing us up close and personal to every micron of injured flesh and shattered bone. No room for the imagination (or much sensitivity) on these shows.
DESPERATE convict Carlos Araneda escaped from a chain gang in Brazil by cutting off his index finger and using the shattered bone to pick the lock on his leg irons.
I have a couple of friends I take down to charity hospital every few weeks - one for arthritis and another for a shattered bone that won't heal.
He underwent an operation in Liverpool's Fazakerley Hospital yesterday to have the shattered bone pinned.
But the cost of the ambulance that took him to hospital and the emergency operation he needed to pin the shattered bone would have run into tens of thousands of pounds - much more than he raised for good causes.
He eventually underwent surgery to insert metal rods in to the shattered bone in his left thigh.
A shattered bone in his upper arm took time to mend and the fine control needed to make pictures with silks and linen was just what the doctor ordered.
Pond Neptune was yesterday undergoing a second operation to repair the central tarsal bone in his hock, the shattered bone requiring pinning at five separate points.