transverse fracture n.
A fracture in which the line of break forms a right angle with the axis of the bone.
Without the second skiagram the injury might have passed for a simple perforation or a transverse fracture.
The course of the missile was transverse from without inward, with a transverse fracture and fragmentation.
The course of the missile was from behind forward, causing a transverse fracture of the humerus with some fragmentation.