- a fracture in which the bone does not pierce the skin.
Origin of simple fracture
First recorded in 1590–1600
Also called closed fracture.
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- a fracture in which the broken bone does not pierce the skinAlso called: closed fracture Compare compound fracture
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- closed fracture
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