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simple fracture

Syllabification: sim·ple frac·ture

Definition of simple fracture in English:

noun

A fracture of the bone only, without damage to the surrounding tissues or breaking of the skin. Compare with compound fracture.
Example sentences
  • For example, never dismiss a greenstick fracture as a simple fracture - inspect the x ray for tiny shards of bone.
  • A simple fracture is one in which the overlying skin and soft tissue is intact and only the bone is significantly injured.
  • Usually, an injury results in a single fracture, and is known as a simple fracture.

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