fracture fracture  /f ˈræk tʃər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) breaking of hard tissue such as bone
  2. (n) (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
  3. (n) the act of cracking something
  4. (v) violate or abuse
  5. (v) interrupt, break, or destroy
  6. (v) break into pieces
  7. (v) become fractured
  8. (v) break (a bone)
  9. (v) fracture a bone of

Usage(s):

  1. Falls not only cause physical injuries, such as hip fractures and organ damage, but also often lead to patients' loss of independence.
  2. An experimental drug has successfully reduced the risk of hip and spine fractures in two key patient populations: postmenopausal women and men being treated for prostate cancer.
  3. These fractures are not common but I've seen a few in dancers and gymnasts.

News

  1. Steroid Injections for Back Pain Linked to Spinal Fracture Risk

    Title: Steroid Injections for Back Pain Linked to Spinal Fracture Risk Category: Health News Created: 6/14/2013 10:35:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 15, 2013     Source: MedicineNet.com

  2. Report: Bills' Johnson says he had fracture

    Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson told The Buffalo News on Thursday that the back strain that has been bothering this offseason was actually a slight fracture of one of his vertebrae.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ESPN

  3. Kevin Ware Posts Photo of Leg Scar Three Months After Gruesome Compound Fracture (Photo)

    Kevin Ware is up and at ‘em. The Louisville basketball player, who suffered a gruesome compound fracture in his leg during the NCAA tournament earlier this year, posted a photo of his scars, as seen below. Photo via Instagram/BillionaireBev
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

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Quotes

  1. "Clean collarbone fracture," Bruyneel said. "Should be fast recovery."
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Johan Bruyneel Source: USA Today

  2. "My fight with Stone Cold Steve Austin was so vicious that I ended up getting a hairline fracture in my neck. I'm not joking," Stallone told FHM Magazine. "I haven't told anyone this, but I had to have a very serious operation afterwards. I...
    on Jan 5, 2010 By: Sylvester Stallone Source: Pro Wrestling Torch

  3. "It was a scary incident," said Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren to TSN Friday night. "But we just got word from our doctor that he's clear - there's no facial fracture. They're stitching him up - his jaw is fine and there's...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Paul Holmgren Source: National Post

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