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fracture British & World English

The cracking or breaking of a hard object or material

Colles fracture British & World English

A fracture of the radius in the wrist, with a characteristic backward displacement of the hand

Pott's fracture British & World English

A fracture of the lower end of the fibula, usually involving a dislocation of the ankle

simple fracture British & World English

A fracture of the bone only, without damage to the surrounding tissues or breaking of the skin

stress fracture British & World English

A fracture of a bone caused by repeated (rather than sudden) mechanical stress

brittle fracture British & World English

Fracture of a metal or other material occurring without appreciable prior plastic deformation

compound fracture British & World English

An injury in which a broken bone pierces the skin, causing a risk of infection

greenstick fracture British & World English

A fracture of the bone, occurring typically in children, in which one side of the bone is broken and the other only bent

fracture English Thesaurus

fracture will probably occur at the stress point

fracture English-Spanish

fractura f

stress fracture English-Spanish

fractura f de fatiga

greenstick fracture English-Spanish

fractura f de tallo verde