fracture

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Synonyms for fracture

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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In this article, we focus on patients who exhibit this constellation of signs and symptoms; these patients have typically experienced a longitudinal fracture of the temporal bone.
It was logical to extend the indications of this approach to the management of traumatic facial paralysis in cases of longitudinal fracture and to use the translabyrinthine approach for transverse fractures, thus eliminating any need for the middle fossa approach.
Repair by rerouting or grafting is usually unnecessary in longitudinal fractures.
Most of this shear zone especially near its northern head other trends (northern, southern, eastern, western, and NNW--SSE) are seen in addition to longitudinal fractures (north west--east south trend) and (north east--south west trend).
Longitudinal fractures begin in the squamous part of the temporal bone, extend through the external auditory canal, across the middle ear, and terminate near the carotid canal.
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