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transverse fracture

transverse fracture in Medicine

transverse fracture n.
A fracture in which the line of break forms a right angle with the axis of the bone.

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  • 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.

    Gunshot Roentgenograms Clyde S. Ford
  • The course of the missile was from behind forward, causing a transverse fracture of the humerus with some fragmentation.

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