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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If there have been no clues that a depressed fracture has occurred, one should consider that complication and the associated acute epidural hematoma, if there is unexplained and unexpected persistent hypertension or brain swelling during the operation, just like the illustrated case.
Surgical modalities include simple elevation of closed as well as compound depressed fracture, durorraphy done for dural tear and drainage of extradural hematoma (EDH) or subdural hematoma (SDH) with elevation of depressed fragment of fracture skull.
Manipal Hospital Medical Director Dr H S Balel said, "Rahul Dravid suffered a depressed fracture of the left cheek bone (left zygomatic arch bone) and this was corrected using a standard open approach.
Meanwhile, Ashley Cole is suffering from an aggravation of a depressed fracture of the tibia, originally picked up against Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge," the statement added.
Last night City striker Leon Best was taken to hospital with a suspected depressed fracture of his cheekbone after a collision with Matthew Connolly.
Dowie could also be without midfielder Stephen Hughes for tomorrow's home date with Colchester United, after he suffered a depressed fracture of a cheekbone against his old club Watford.
A Chelsea spokesman later confirmed: "John went to hospital and a scan showed a depressed fracture of his right cheek bone.
But the Bulls also suffered two major blows, losing leading scorer Adam Stansfield with a suspected depressed fracture of a cheek bone and full-back Alex Jeannin, sent off in the second half for dissent.
Leon McKenzie is out for six weeks after aggravating an ankle injury and Dean Ashton has a depressed fracture of the frontal sinus.
Doctors say he has suffered a severe depressed fracture of the skull.
In a hearing two months ago, a sheriff's homicide detective described Barnett's wounds as ``massive injuries to the head and face,'' including a broken tooth and a depressed fracture to his left temple measuring 4 inches in diameter.
Shehzad's CT scan shows depressed fracture of zygomatic arch of skull, a Pakistan Cricket Board release said.