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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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The man, from Shildon, County Durham, sustained compound fractures to his leg and was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital soon after 5pm.
Sheene also suffered compound fractures to several vertebrae after a tyre blow-out, but was racing again within six weeks, having had a steel rod inserted in his left thigh.
Searcy broke a wrist, ribs and clavicle, and suffered from compound fractures to both ankles and legs.