\fɹˈakt͡ʃə], \fɹˈaktʃə], \f_ɹ_ˈa_k_tʃ_ə]\
Definitions of FRACTURE
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By James Champlin Fernald
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
A breaking of any body, especially a breach caused by violence; a rupture of a solid body; the breaking of a bone, called simple when the bone merely is divided, compound when it is broken and the integuments are lacerated; the manner in which a mineral breaks, and by which its texture is displayed; the surface, as broken.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
A solution of continuity in a bone, Osteoclasis. A simple fracture is when the bone only is divided. A compound frature is a division of the bone with a wound of the integuments communicating with the bone,- the bone, indeed, generally protruding. In addition to the injury done to the bone, a lesion of some considerable vessel, nervous trunk, &c. Fractures are also termed transverse, oblique, &c, according to their direction. The treatment of fractures consists, in general, in reducing the fragments when displaced; maintaining them when reduced; preventing the symptoms which may be likely to arise; and combating them when they occur. The reduction of fractures must be effected by extension, counter-extension, and coaptation. The parts are kept in apposition by position, rest, and an appropriate apparatus. The position must vary according to the kind of fracture. Commonly, the fractured limb is placed on a horizontal or slightly inclined plane, in a state of extension; or rather in a middle state between extension and flexion, according to the case.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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