open fracture

NOUN
  1. bone fracture associated with lacerated soft tissue or an open wound
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How To Use open fracture In A Sentence

  • There is a medical report which describes a single injury to Benazir Bhutto what they call a depressed open fracture just above her right ear. CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2008
  • If a break occurred in the skin overlying the fracture, it must be considered an open fracture, necessitating orthopedic referral.
  • Open fractures need to be cleaned thoroughly in the sterile environment of the operating room before they're set because the bone's exposure to the air poses a risk of infection.
  • An open fracture is one in which the skin over the broken bone is cut, thus exposing the bone pieces to the elements.
  • The incidence of deep musculoskeletal infection from open fractures has been reported to be as high as 23 percent.
  • The patient had open fractures of shin bones, dextral pleuropneumonia (mild case), foreign bodies in chest cavity and chest.
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