extension fracture

extension fracture

[ik′sten·chən ‚frak·chər]
(geology)
A fracture that develops perpendicular to the direction of greatest stress and parallel to the direction of compression.
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Operative reduction and fixation of the difficult supracondylar extension fracture of the humerus.
What advantages does volar plate fixation have over K-wire fixation for distal radius extension fractures in the elderly?
Joints are extension fractures that show very small displacement normal to their surfaces and no, very little, displacement parallel to their surfaces [13].