closed fracture

noun

Definition of closed fracture

: a fracture in which the skin remains intact with no penetration or protrusion of bone : simple fracture — compare open fracture

First Known Use of closed fracture

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of closed fracture was in 1884

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“Closed fracture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/closed%20fracture. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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closed fracture

noun

Medical Definition of closed fracture

: a fracture in which the skin remains intact with no penetration or protrusion of bone : simple fracture — compare open fracture

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