refracture :

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  • v  break (a bone) that was previously broken but mended in an abnormal way
    The surgeon had to refracture her wrist

  • Hustled to a hospital, he was found to have a refracture of an old break below the right knee.

  • Ralph Friedgen in Baltimore Sun
    It's just a question of how fast he'll be ready. We've got to be careful not to do too much too soon and refracture his foot,Friedgen said.
  • Tyrone Willingham in Seattle Times
    We are excited because the surgery doesn't involve a refracture of the bone or a hairline fracture it's just to remove some chips,Willingham said. "Hopefully this will allow him to be healthy and move forward."

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