Meaning of FRACTURE in English

FRACTURE

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

broken/fractured

He was taken to hospital with a broken arm.

compound fracture

fracture a bone (= to break a bone so that a line appears on the surface )

Sally fell, fracturing a bone in her leg.

simple fracture

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

leg

Tight end Brent Jones, out since fracturing his right leg Sept. 29 at Carolina, is still questionable.

His skull was fractured and his legs were broken in what investigators believe was a fall from a nearby cliff.

skull

The other reportedly had his skull fractured in 15 places, broken fingers and numerous stab wounds.

Both legs were broken, my skull was fractured , the radio was demolished.

His head was wrapped with tape and bandage because his skull had been fractured .

She was reportedly sexually abused and her skull fractured .

His skull was fractured and his legs were broken in what investigators believe was a fall from a nearby cliff.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a hairline crack/fracture

She had a hairline fracture in her leg.

I was worried about a hairline fracture, but luckily it was just a bad lump.

The specialist he consulted on Monday diagnosed a hairline fracture of his right wrist and wants to take another look on Friday.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He fractured both his legs in the car accident.

Lithuania fractured the Soviet Union by declaring its independence.

My grandmother fell down the stairs and fractured her ankle.

Ron fractured his finger in the first half of the game.

The country has already been fractured by bitter ethnic and political clashes.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Rue du Fraise fractured his left shoulder and had to be destroyed.

St Ives's leg was fractured in two places.

The other reportedly had his skull fractured in 15 places, broken fingers and numerous stab wounds.

The sight of those fracturing red pearls comforted Gao Ma.

The sluggish movements deep in the Earth eventually cause the rigid crust to fracture along great fault planes of weakness.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

hairline

The specialist he consulted on Monday diagnosed a hairline fracture of his right wrist and wants to take another look on Friday.

Jones had the hairline fracture of his lower leg examined by a doctor....

hip

When one in five orthopaedic beds is occupied with hip fracture patients, the benefits of such schemes are obvious.

Not all data on hip fractures show marked increases in winter.

The only other large studies with controls examined hip fractures and rheumatoid arthritis and found odds ratios of 1.5 and 2.1.

One in five will die from a hip fracture .

multiple

He said post mortems showed Mrs Garvey had died from head injuries, including multiple fractures to the skull.

In addition to hypocalcemia, osteomalacia, when present, is quite severe, frequently resulting in multiple fractures .

Lynne Deeley suffered a crushed pelvis, multiple fractures to her leg, a broken ankle and head injuries.

Simon Forrest suffered multiple fractures when his car crashed into a van, recovering in hospital, he echoes the speed warnings.

He had multiple fractures down his right side, including a smashed collar bone and arm.

It is only two weeks since Gough came back from a multiple fracture of the cheekbone.

■ NOUN

compound

Case No. 8: 40 year-old woman sustained crushing compound fracture of two fingers in an automobile accident.

Ward suffered a compound fracture of the left leg in Good Friday's derby match at Wigan.

It is so-called because of the compound fracture of the leg which Pott himself suffered as the result of an accident in 1756.

skull

Depressed skull fracture , uneven pupils, ragged reflexes - and more fractures than I care to think about.

Peter Vanezis, a pathologist, told the hearing that the fatal injury was brain haemorrhaging caused by a 15-centimetre skull fracture .

He also agreed he'd never seen a skull fracture caused by a blow to the nose.

The pale, badly bruised face and thin trickle of blood from one ear, suggested a skull fracture too.

■ VERB

suffer

Simon Forrest suffered multiple fractures when his car crashed into a van, recovering in hospital, he echoes the speed warnings.

But she also suffered a second stress fracture to her tibia last season.

Her daughter ses she suffered a similar fracture three years ago which also wasn't spotted.

Full-back Tony Clement is also out after suffering a stress fracture of the right ankle and is replaced by Mike Rayer.

The Rangers ace suffered a stress fracture of the right knee after a late tackle in the recent 1-1 draw at Broomfield.

Ward suffered a compound fracture of the left leg in Good Friday's derby match at Wigan.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a hairline fracture

More elderly women than men suffer hip fractures.

X-rays showed no fractures in his leg.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Hip fractures, which especially plague older women, are the most serious fall injury for seniors.

Induced fractures or cracks occur at the borehole wall as the result of off-loading the stresses during the drilling operation.

It is only two weeks since Gough came back from a multiple fracture of the cheekbone.

That despite a troublesome physical problem: a wrist fracture incurred on his last tour that went unnoticed for months.

The geometry of the fracture is usually calculated on the basis of volume of fluid injected during the hydraulic fracture operation.

The type and irregularity of fracture bears a complex relation to the breaking of bonds in directions that cut across crystallographic planes.

They argue, as others have done, that screening is appropriate because bone density is related to subsequent risk of fracture .

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