oblique fracture n.
A fracture in which the line of break runs obliquely to the axis of the bone.
Thompson reports a good recovery in a 1600-pound mare where there existed an oblique fracture of the humerus.
If there is much displacement, as in an oblique fracture, there will be considerable shortening of the leg.
Indirect violence, on the other hand, usually produces an oblique fracture, which is frequently comminuted and often compound.
In oblique fracture a gliding displacement is liable to occur and cause bow- or knock-knee.