open fracture

noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for open fracture

open fracture


A fracture in which broken bone fragments lacerate soft tissue and protrude through an open wound in the skin.compound fracture

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