Definition of compound fracture in English:

compound fracture

Line breaks: com|pound frac|ture


  • An injury in which a broken bone pierces the skin, causing a risk of infection.
    More example sentences
    • That way you can upgrade your patient's break from a simple to a compound fracture and claim more money from the insurance company.
    • He suffered a broken neck, a compound fracture of his right shoulder, and eye damage.
    • He suffered a compound fracture of the shin bone, with the impact of the stick compressing the bone.

More definitions of compound fracture

Definition of compound fracture in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day grotesquerie
Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively