depressed fracture


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depressed fracture

[di′prest ′frak·chər]
(medicine)
A fracture of the skull in which the fractured part is depressed below the normal level.
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Sharma, former head of forensic sciences department at AIIMS, said that if a person lying on bed is hit on his skull with a golf stick from behind, depressed fracture or cracked wound would be inflicted.
In the first case, an old man from Snuifklip was recovered from a consolidated sand dune at Vleesbaai, west of Mossel Bay; (11) 2 depressed fractures indicated that he had been hit over the head twice.
You hit Mr Simpson three or four times with that metal bar in the left side of his head, that caused him a depressed fracture of the skull and a temporary, but long term temporary loss of speech.
He lost more than his consciousness at the Madejski Stadium, when Stephen Hunt's boot left him with a depressed fracture of the skull.
Orr got a depressed fracture of the cheekbone in a clash of heads with Barmby some 20 minutes earlier.
But a scramble on the edge of his own box just before the interval saw Ferguson rushed to hospital with a depressed fracture of the cheekbone.
A hospital spokeswoman said Tutor was admitted for surgery for a depressed fracture of the skull.
Shehzad's CT scan shows depressed fracture of zygomatic arch of skull, a Pakistan Cricket Board release said.
I spoke to the doc, and it's guess work because he's not been X-rayed yet, but it looks a really bad one in terms of a compressed or depressed fracture of the cheekbone.
She has suffered severe head injury with depressed fracture, doctors at Safdarjung Hospital said.
The 42-year-old driver had seemed to be making a good recovery from a depressed fracture to his skull inflicted during the robbery.
He suffered another seizure in hospital before surgeons fixed metal plates in his skull to correct the depressed fracture.