compound fracture


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compound fracture

a fracture in which the broken bone either pierces the skin or communicates with an open wound
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Present study was conducted to evaluate the performance of epoxy ESF for management of compound fractures of long bones in calves.
A study published in journal of bone and joint surgery by Paul tornetta, (23) Marc Bergman, Neil Watnik, Gregg Berkowitz, Jeffrey Steuer on grade III b compound fracture management of tibia 14 patients were treated with external fixators, there were 3 pin tract infections, which required unplanned removal of fixator one of these patients developed local osteomyelitis requiring sequestrectomy and intra venous antibiotics two patients had superficial infection which cleared of after a short course of intravenous antibiotics and wound care two fractures have healed with mild varus malunion.
The splint was at least partially responsible for the fall in mortality for compound fractures of the femur from 80% in 1916 to 7.
John said: "We were told it was a compound fracture and that she needed emergency surgery.
The pain was excruciating, and at first glance, I thought I had a compound fracture.
Da Silva's break is known as a compound fracture, which means that the bones were completely snapped apart and the jagged ends pierced the skin.
Yessiremychickadee was leading the first race going into the backstretch when she suffered a compound fracture of her right front cannon bone, according to a Del Mar spokesman, and was pulled up by jockey Aaron Gryder.
MOTORIZED MAYHEM MARRED THE EMERICA TEAM THIS month, starting with a vicious motorcycle wreck that left Bryan Herman with a bone-through-the-skin compound fracture, and, in a separate incident, ending with Heath Kirchart getting hit by a car while crossing the road.
She suffered a compound fracture to the right thigh, a dislocated and broken left elbow, dislocated ribs and jaw, broken teeth, a snapped thumb tendon and a face so badly damaged that her nose, cheek and eye sockets were smashed beyond recognition.
Lauren, from Springthorpe Road, Erdington, was taken to hospital with a compound fracture to her skull, broken ribs and severe bruising which left her in a critical condition.
Corporal Plummer had suffered a severe comminuted compound fracture of the right femur.
He had a fractured skull and a compound fracture to his right leg.