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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Successful Management of Compound Fracture of Unilateral Horn in a Hallikar bullock with a designed metallic splint.
* Upper limb compound fracture constituted 12.3% of compound fracture; 20% of forearm fractures and 9.4% of arm fractures were compound.
The splint was at least partially responsible for the fall in mortality for compound fractures of the femur from 80% in 1916 to 7.3% in 1918.
laura.woodcock@eveninggazette.co.uk A FURIOUS dad was refused an ambulance for his six-year-old daughter after she suffered a horrific compound fracture to her arm.
The 28-year-old from Llandudno was riding the Marin Trail when he came off his bike, suffering a compound fracture of his collarbone.
He needed hospital treatment for a compound fracture to his skull.
The pain was excruciating, and at first glance, I thought I had a compound fracture. I worked my way out of the machine, while gripping my wound, with blood flowing through my fingers.
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.
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.
Of course, within each category there are levels of severity, (e.g., a hairline fracture versus a compound fracture), but the critical issue is that by meeting criteria for a diagnosis, a child is categorically different in some way from a child without one.
Blind Ambition follows Janet, the world triple water-ski world champion as she recovers from a near fatal training accident last year in Florida.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.