Definition of Comminuted fracture. Meaning of Comminuted fracture. Synonyms of Comminuted fracture

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Definition of Comminuted fracture

Comminuted fracture
Fracture 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 joint. 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 fracture
Comminute 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 Minute.] 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 no intervention for the fracture itself. Depressed fractures are usually comminuted, with broken...
- fixation technique comminuted fracture of the patella are being reconstructed (patella saving operations). "Patellar (Kneecap) Fractures". OrthoInfo - AAOS...
- A (non-comminuted) and subtype B (comminuted). Type I: Non-displaced fracture – It can be either non-comminuted ones (Type IA) or comminuted (Type IB)...
- wrist and hand fractures, including Colles fracture. There are several established instability criteria: dorsal tilt >20°, comminuted fracture, abruption...
- simple fracture is a comminuted fracture, where the bone has been shattered into fragments, or there are secondary fractures along the main fracture lines...
- Multi-fragmented, or comminuted fracture of the proximal humerus with involvement of the greater tuberosity Proximal humerus fracture A transverse fracture of the humerus...
- crushing, grinding and other processes Bone fracture, as in a crushed or splintered 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 and...
- A child bone fracture or a pediatric fracture is a medical condition in which a bone of a child (a person younger than the age of 18) is cracked or broken...
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