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An injury in which a broken bone pierces the skin, causing a risk of infection.Compare with simple fracture
- ‘He had a fractured skull and a compound fracture to his right leg.’
- ‘By 1864, hospital trains had been proven safe enough that rail transport included seriously wounded patients who had sustained compound fractures and penetrating abdominal wounds.’
- ‘We better learn how to treat multiple complications, asphyxiation, lacerations, shock, compound fractures, internal bleeding, burns, and organ problems ranging from compressed kidneys to heart failure to resuscitation.’
- ‘I think it was a compound fracture which necessitated pins and wires being inserted in the hand.’
- ‘The medics worked on stabilizing the compound fracture of his leg while the rest of us did what we could to support him in a position that would help him breathe more easily.’
- ‘He needed complete facial reconstructive surgery for complex compound fractures.’
- ‘If you're expecting compound fractures you'll be disappointed - and that may just be the beginning of your disappointment.’
- ‘Lorna was left with two broken bones and compound fracture in her wrist, which required four metal pins and plaster.’
- ‘A fracture, perhaps even a compound fracture, is almost guaranteed.’
- ‘You had compound fractures mostly in the legs and arms and a few ribs were broken.’
- ‘But they have open fractures, compound fractures, and we are dealing with them in a hurry.’
- ‘The family was worried about his older brother, who had suffered a compound fracture of the leg in a car accident and needed bone grafts.’
- ‘He suffered a broken neck, a compound fracture of his right shoulder, and eye damage.’
- ‘She was released from the hospital a few days later with a cast on her right arm, a broken hand, and her right leg surgically repaired with a permanent titanium rod mending two compound fractures.’
- ‘He also suffered compound fractures to several vertebrae.’
- ‘He suffered a compound fracture of the shin bone, with the impact of the stick compressing the bone.’
- ‘I was surprised to see no compound fractures or blunt trauma.’
- ‘From simple (bandages and aspirin) to elaborate (enough to splint a compound fracture or suture a gaping wound), the kits should be personalized.’
- ‘That way you can upgrade your patient's break from a simple to a compound fracture and claim more money from the insurance company.’
- ‘I usually won't see a doctor for anything less than a compound fracture, and even then I'd better be able to see the bone sticking out before I'll get in the car.’
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