refracture

intransitive verb

re·​frac·​ture (ˈ)rē-ˈfrak-chər How to pronounce refracture (audio)
refractured; refracturing
: to break along the line of a previous fracture
excessive stress caused the femur to refracture
refracture noun

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“Refracture.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/refracture. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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