Compound fracture

What is Compound fracture?

A bone fracture (sometimes abbreviated FRX or Fx, Fx, or #) is a medical condition in which there is a break in the continuity of the bone. A bone fracture can be the result of high force impact or stress, or a minimal trauma injury as a result of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis, bone cancer, or osteogenesis imperfecta, where the fracture is then properly termed a pathologic fracture.

Although broken bone and bone break are common colloquialisms for a bone fracture, break is not a formal orthopedic term.

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My wife had surgery on her hand eight days ago. She suffered a compound fracture while in a swimming pool. A local surgeon operated on her hand,...

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Please take her to Emergency room.

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Diarheal episode after treatment of compound fracture could be due to...

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Sixteen years ago I suffered an open compound right ankle fracture due to a head on car crash (I was driving my car). Since then I have daily pain...

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You are having a post traumatic arthritis in your ankle joint. Since it was an open compound injury it might be...

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I recently met with an accident in which i broke my tibia and fibia bone, it was a compound fracture so a titanium rod has been inserted....

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8-10 weeks needed for recovery.

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After a compound fracture of tibia which has...

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Hi there, I recently met with an accident in which i broke my tibia and fibia bone, it was a compound fracture so a titanium rod has been inserted....

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Hello I am a 57 yr old woman that has been told in the last few yrs that I have Scoliosis . In 1984 I had an double compound fracture to my right...

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semi truck accident, . is it possible to get a compound fracture a few days after an accident just bending over to pick up a piece of paper, the...

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