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Synonyms for fracture

to crack or split into two or more fragments by means of or as a result of force, a blow, or strain

to undergo partial breaking

Synonyms for fracture

(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

the act of cracking something

violate or abuse

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interrupt, break, or destroy

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break into pieces

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become fractured

break (a bone)

fracture a bone of

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All patients with a history of head trauma and depressed skull fracture on clinical examination, a GCS score of 13-15/15 and no focal neurological signs referred to the Department of Radiology for an acute CT of the brain, were eligible for the study.
A depressed skull fracture causes dents in the skull bone.
Petr Cech receives treatment at Reading on Saturday before undergoing surgery for a depressed skull fracture yesterday' Hilario: Little-known
Mr Veste walked home feeling dizzy and was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital where he was found to have a depressed skull fracture, soft tissue swelling, bruising to his arms, hands, back and head and two one centimetre lacerations to his head.
1 suffered a depressed skull fracture back in October 2006 in a collision with Reading's Steven Hunt.
Mr Bates needed emergency surgery for a depressed skull fracture and spent almost a week in hospital.
Mr Brown was taken to hospital with swelling to his face and eye, facial fractures and a depressed skull fracture.
He was taken to hospital but died as a result of a number of injuries including a depressed skull fracture and an injury to his spinal cord.
In patients with clinically suspected depressed skull fracture and no focal neurological deficit, which of the following statements is correct?
At the University Hospital of Wales, Mr Owen was given an emergency operation, within the hour, for a compound, depressed skull fracture.
He suffered a depressed skull fracture resulting in a "very serious and traumatic brain injury", his counsel, Susan Rodway QC, told Mr Justice David Steel in London.
According to the National Institutes of Health, a depressed skull fracture is a break in a cranial bone (or "crushed" portion of skull) with depression of the bone in toward the brain.
Kinane was knocked unconscious and later underwent surgery for a depressed skull fracture, but although still in Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, he is no longer in the neuro-critical care unit and his condition was last night described as ``comfortable''.
Her husband was left with a broken rib and lacerations to his hands, while his son John suffered a depressed skull fracture.
He sustained a depressed skull fracture, broken fingers on his left hand and heavy bruising to his body.