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Definition of Comminuted fracture
Comminuted fractureFracture Frac"ture (?; 135), n. [L. fractura, fr. frangere,
fractum, to break: cf. F. fracture. See Fraction.]
1. The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach.
2. (Surg.) The breaking of a bone.
3. (Min.) The texture of a freshly broken surface; as, a
compact fracture; an even, hackly, or conchoidal fracture.
Comminuted fracture (Surg.), a fracture in which the bone
is broken into several parts.
Complicated fracture (Surg.), a fracture of the bone
combined with the lesion of some artery, nervous trunk, or
Compound fracture (Surg.), a fracture in which there is an
open wound from the surface down to the fracture.
Simple fracture (Surg.), a fracture in which the bone only
is ruptured. It does not communicate with the surface by
an open wound.
Syn: Fracture, Rupture.
Usage: These words denote different kinds of breaking,
according to the objects to which they are applied.
Fracture is applied to hard substances; as, the
fracture of a bone. Rupture is oftener applied to soft
substances; as, the rupture of a blood vessel. It is
also used figuratively. ``To be an enemy and once to
have been a friend, does it not embitter the
rupture?' --South. Comminuted fractureComminute Com"mi*nute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comminuted; p.
pr. & vb. n. Comminuting.] [L. comminutus, p. p. of
comminuere to comminute; com- + minuere to lessen. See
To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to
pulverize; to triturate; to grind; as, to comminute chalk or
bones; to comminute food with the teeth. --Pennant.
Comminuted fracture. See under Fracture.
Meaning of Comminuted fracture from wikipedia
- fracture Scaphoid fracture Rolando fracture
– a comminuted
intra-articular fracture through
the base of the first metacarpal
bone Bennett's fracture
- Linear fractures
are the most common, and usually require
for the fracture
itself. Depressed fractures
are usually comminuted
, with broken...
- fixation technique comminuted fracture
of the patella
are being reconstructed
operations). "Patellar (Kneecap) Fractures
- A (non-comminuted
) and subtype
). Type I: Non-displaced fracture
– It can be either
ones (Type IA) or comminuted
and hand fractures
, including Colles fracture
are several established instability
tilt >20°, comminuted fracture
- simple fracture
is a comminuted fracture
the bone has been shattered
into fragments, or there
are secondary fractures along
the main fracture
- Multi-fragmented, or comminuted fracture
of the proximal humerus
of the greater tuberosity Proximal humerus fracture
A transverse fracture
of the humerus...
- crushing, grinding
and other processes
, as in a crushed
bone Comminuted skull fracture
, with broken portions
of bone displaced...
- A clavicle fracture
, also known
as a broken
collarbone, is a bone fracture
of the clavicle. Symptoms typically include
pain at the site of the break
- A child
or a pediatric fracture
is a medical condition
a bone of a child
(a person younger
than the age of 18) is cracked
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