University of Louisville player Kevin Ware suffered a compound fracture of his leg during a game against Duke.
The essential feature of a compound fracture is the existence of an open wound leading down to the break in the bone.
It is applicable to open or compound fracture in any part of the body.
Her leg was broken, and badly broken; the surgeon called it a compound fracture.
“A compound fracture, and a very bad one,” pronounced Evelin.
Gascoigne, arm, compound fracture—concussion of the brain not certain.
Oh, but compound fracture, he said suddenly—what ridiculous nonsense!
There's a compound fracture above the knee, and a dislocation below.
It is a compound fracture and it will have to be kept in splints for weeks.
If the wound is a compound fracture, it is advisable to close the wound, converting it into a simple fracture.
compound fracture n.
See open fracture.