compound fracture

noun

Definition of compound fracture

: a bone fracture resulting in an open wound through which bone fragments usually protrude : open fracture — compare simple fracture

Examples of compound fracture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smith suffered a compound fracture in his right leg during a Nov. 18 loss to the Houston Texans. Alaa Abdeldaiem, SI.com, "Alex Smith's Wife Praises QB's 'Resilience' During Rehab Following Gruesome Leg Injury," 15 July 2019 No compound fractures or amputations, just professionals pummeling each other gymnastically. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "Wu Assassins Gives Netflix New Footing in Streaming's Battle Royale," 8 Aug. 2019 Smith suffered a compound fracture in his right leg during a Nov. 18 loss to the Houston Texans. Alaa Abdeldaiem, SI.com, "Alex Smith's Wife Praises QB's 'Resilience' During Rehab Following Gruesome Leg Injury," 15 July 2019 The unusual daredevil rolled 165 feet across an asphalt parking lot after clearing the fountain and suffered compound fractures of the hip and pelvis. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: 1969: Evel Knievel at the Carlsbad Raceway," 21 June 2019 And then two terms into my college career, I was hit by a drunk driver, resulting in compound fractures to my lower leg — my tibia and my fibula bones. Megan Rodriguez, ExpressNews.com, "Founder of San Antonio amputee foundation talks about two decades of changing lives," 5 Aug. 2019 Smith suffered a compound fracture in his right leg during a Nov. 18 loss to the Houston Texans. Alaa Abdeldaiem, SI.com, "Alex Smith's Wife Praises QB's 'Resilience' During Rehab Following Gruesome Leg Injury," 15 July 2019 In the run-up to the 2014 World Cup, Paul George suffered a compound fracture of both bones in his lower right leg during a Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas. Matt Bonesteel, The Denver Post, "Does anyone want to play for the U.S. World Cup basketball team?," 24 July 2019 Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith took another step in his recovery from the compound fracture that has kept him sidelined for more than eight months. Alaa Abdeldaiem, SI.com, "Alex Smith's Wife Praises QB's 'Resilience' During Rehab Following Gruesome Leg Injury," 15 July 2019

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1543, in the meaning defined above

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compound fracture

noun

English Language Learners Definition of compound fracture

medical : a broken bone in which a part of the bone sticks out through the skin

compound fracture

noun

Medical Definition of compound fracture

: a bone fracture resulting in an open wound through which bone fragments usually protrude : open fracture — compare simple fracture

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