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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A total of 90 patients with depressed fractures with and without associated polytrauma were selected for this study belonging to all age groups.
Depressed fractures of the femoral head have reportedly been treated conservatively if dislocation has not occurred [6], but as far as we have been able to ascertain from a survey of the literature, no case has been treated with surgery.
If there is a loosening of the head clamp or one hears the sound of a crack as the clamp is being tightened a depressed fracture should be considered.
In 2008 he returned and played in a protective mask just two weeks after surgery on a depressed fracture in his skull.
[1] In majority of head injury cases, the incidence of depressed fracture of skull (DFS) is on the rise, requiring augmented care, trained personnel, and sophisticated equipment for saving the life of the patients.
KARACHI -- Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad's CT scan in Dubai shows depressed fracture of zygomatic arch of skull, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Monday.
Many types of skull fracture were found that include linear fissured fracture in 40.74% cases, followed by basilar fracture in 18.51% cases, comminuted fracture in 8.64%, crush fracture in 6.17% and depressed fracture were found in 4.93% cases.
"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.
After being rushed to hospital by ambulance, 42-year-old Mr Jawaid, from Birmingham, had seemed to be making a good recovery from a depressed fracture to his skull.
She was diagnosed with a depressed fracture of the eye socket and later had three metal plates inserted into her face.