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 The starting quarterback is returning from a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, 16 July 2021 Another lingering concern: the calf strain’s connection to Prescott’s 2020 compound fracture and dislocation of his ankle—both injuries on the lower right leg. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 1 Nov. 2021 Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in Week 5 of the 2020 season, requiring emergency surgery to clean the wound and repair the fracture that night. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 18 Oct. 2021 Prescott underwent two surgeries on his right ankle — the strained calf is also on his right leg — in 2020 after suffering a compound fracture and dislocation that sidelined him the final 11 games of last season. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 19 Oct. 2021 His final act was sitting on a cart, being driven off the field at AT&T Stadium after suffering a compound fracture and dislocated ankle against the New York Giants. David Moore, Dallas News, 8 Sep. 2021 His left ankle was in an air cast in what turned out to be a compound fracture. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Aug. 2021 Paramedics transported the victim to the hospital to be treated for a compound fracture to one of his legs. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Oct. 2021 Quarterback Dak Prescott, who suffered a season-ending compound fracture and dislocation to his right ankle last year, is playing perhaps the best football of his career. BostonGlobe.com, 14 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of compound fracture

1543, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jan 2022

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“Compound fracture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compound%20fracture. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for compound fracture

compound fracture

noun

English Language Learners Definition of compound fracture

: 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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