Definition of compound fracture in English:

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compound fracture

noun

An injury in which a broken bone pierces the skin, causing a risk of infection. Compare with simple fracture.
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.

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Syllabification: com·pound frac·ture

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