Definition of Incomplete fracture

1. Noun. Fracture that does not go across the entire width of the bone.

Generic synonyms: Break, Fracture
Specialized synonyms: Greenstick Fracture

Medical Definition of Incomplete fracture

1. A fracture in which the line of fracture does not include the entire bone. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Incomplete Fracture

incomplete achromatopsia
incomplete agglutinin
incomplete alexia
incomplete antibody
incomplete antigen
incomplete ascertainment
incomplete atrioventricular block
incomplete atrioventricular dissociation
incomplete cleavage
incomplete conjoined twins
incomplete disinfectant
incomplete dominance
incomplete fistula
incomplete flower
incomplete foot presentation
incomplete fracture (current term)
incomplete hemianopia
incomplete metamorphosis
incomplete sentence
incomplete sentences
incomplete tetanus

Literary usage of Incomplete fracture

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

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1897)
"incomplete fracture of the Left Cornu of ... larynx in an endeavor to get rid of an olive-seed which had been inspirated, resulted in an incomplete fracture ..."

2. A Manual for the Practice of Surgery by Thomas Bryant (1881)
"incomplete fracture of the clavicle. From ' Holmes's System.' Fractures in the adult are mostly complete, though an incomplete fracture may occur. ..."

3. A Treatise on Dislocations and Fractures of the Joints by Astley Cooper, Bransby Blake Cooper (1851)
"incomplete fracture. In young persons, the long bones are subject to an injury, that scarcely amounts to fracture; and yet it no less requires attention and ..."

4. The Principles and practice of surgery by Frank Hastings Hamilton (1879)
"An incomplete fracture ia a partial separation, and is understood to ... Third, fissure, or the incomplete fracture of older and less flexible bones, ..."

5. The management and diseases of the dog by John Woodroffe Hill (1881)
"incomplete fracture. one place, and without other injury. ... In young animals, partial or incomplete fracture, ie, when the outside of the bone splits away ..."

6. The British and Foreign Medical Review: Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1839)
"But there are cases of incomplete fracture on record, occupying the various ... In the incomplete fracture*, when there is but a fissure in the bone, ..."

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