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fracture US English

The cracking or breaking of a hard object or material

fracture US Thesaurus

the risk of vertebral fracture

Colles fracture US English

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

Pott's fracture US English

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

simple fracture US English

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

stress fracture US English

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

brittle fracture US English

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

compound fracture US English

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

greenstick fracture US English

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