Definition of Open fracture

1. Noun. Bone fracture associated with lacerated soft tissue or an open wound.

Exact synonyms: Compound Fracture
Generic synonyms: Break, Fracture



Medical Definition of Open fracture

1. Fracture in which the skin is perforated and there is an open wound down to the fracture. Synonym: compound fracture. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Open Fracture

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open cover
open day
open days
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open dislocation
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open doors
open drainage
open drop anaesthesia
open ended straight draw
open fire
open fireplace
open flap
open floor plan
open fracture (current term)
open frame
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open half space
open half spaces
open head injury
open heart surgery
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open houses
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open interval
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open letter
open letters

Literary usage of Open fracture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Treatment of fractures: With Notes Upon a Few Common Dislocations by Charles Locke Scudder (1915)
"At the same time thorough posterior drainage should be provided by a rubber tube for the cavity left after excision. open fracture of the astragalus and os ..."

2. Manual of operative surgery by John Fairbairn Binnie (1921)
"An operation for open fracture of the tibia may be taken as typical. ... In an open fracture of the femur, where asepsis was evidently unattainable, ..."

3. Syllabus of a Course of Lectures on Economic Geology by John Casper Branner, John Flesher Newsom (1900)
"open fracture formed during an earthquake in Arizona. Debris filling such cavities. Other fractures not included under either of these heads may be produced ..."

4. Abstracts of War Surgery: An Abstract of the War Literature of General by United States Surgeon-General's Office, Surgeon-General's Office, United States (1918)
"SECONDARY SUTURE OF THE WOUND IN CASES OF open fracture.—Depage and Vandervelde. Bull, et mem. Soc. de chir. dc Paris, 1917, xliii, p. 477. ..."

5. General Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics, in Fifty Lectures by Theodor Billroth (1890)
"It is very desirable and important, but not always possible, to make a correct prognosis about an open fracture at once. The life or death of the patient ..."

6. A Text-book of Fractures and Dislocations: With Special Reference to Their by Kellogg Speed (1916)
"BONE REPAIR IN open fracture. The process of repair and healing in open fracture may ... It is a clinical delight to obtain an open fracture with a small ..."

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