Definition of Impacted fracture
1. Noun. Fracture in which one broken end is wedged into the other broken end.
Medical Definition of Impacted fracture
1. A fracture in which one of the fragments is driven into the cancellous tissue of the other fragment. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Impacted fracture
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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1869)
"impacted fracture of the Neck of the Thigh-bone.—Mr. THOMAS BRYANT has published (Afed. Times and Gaz., April 17 and May 1) fourteen cases of impacted ..."
2. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen (1884)
"Bigelow records also a ease under the care of Gushing, of Dorchester, USA, in which the exact nature of the impacted fracture was proved by examination ..."
3. The Medical Times and Gazette (1869)
"It will not bo doubted, therefore, that, as a question of clinical importance, the diagnosis of the impacted fracture of the neck of the thigh-bone can ..."
4. The Mechanism of Dislocations and Fracture of the Hip: II. Litholapaxy Or by Henry Jacob Bigelow (1900)
"impacted fracture OF THE HEAD OF THE FEMUR. The impacted fracture of the head of the femur is rare, and I do not believe it possible to distinguish it from ..."