Name: Leg Fracture


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  • Malunited Fracture -- Union of the fragments of a fractured bone in a faulty or abnormal position. If two bones parallel to one another unite by osseous tissue, the result is a crossunion. (From Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 4th ed)
  • Delayed Union Fracture -- A bone fracture that is taking an abnormally long of time to heal.
  • Fractures, Ununited -- A fracture in which union fails to occur, the ends of the bone becoming rounded and eburnated, and a false joint occurs. (Stedman, 25th ed)
  • Compression Fracture -- Crumbling or smashing of cancellous BONE by forces acting parallel to the long axis of bone. It is applied particularly to vertebral body fractures (SPINAL FRACTURES). (Blauvelt and Nelson, A Manual of Orthopedic Terminology, 1994, p4)
  • Pathological fracture -- Fractures occurring as a result of disease of a bone or from some undiscoverable cause, and not due to trauma. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Bookmarks The following information, which has been distilled by the casebook author from this and other websites is particularly relevant to this casebook.
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Web Page Notes Concepts
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Broken bone comprehensive info on bone fractures from Medline Plus (Fractures, Ununited)
 Your Orthopaedic Connection: Shinbone Fractures From American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (Pathological fracture)
 Broken leg - About leg fracture from Mayo Clinic (Fractures, Ununited)
 Adult Health Advisor 2009.1: Broken Leg (Leg Fracture) From the University of Michigan (Malunited Fracture)
 Fracture Putty Being Developed For Traumatic Leg Injuries Interesting article of special putty to encourage bone growth in fractures (Fractures, Ununited)

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