fracture

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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

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(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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DISCUSSION: Intramedullary K-wire fixation is one of the useful methods for management of boxer's fractures. It has significant advantages than alternative methods, such as plating.
* A boxer's fracture must be reduced and immobilized with an ulnar gutter splint.
A boxer's fracture of the fifth metacarpal, however, is missed.
Terry (21) allegedly suffered what doctors call a 'boxer's fracture' to his right hand when he punched doorman Trevor Thirlwall, aged 28.
``He had an X-ray and saw a specialist and it was confirmed he had a fracture - in the medical textbooks it's referred to as a boxer's fracture.'' Terry, who was wearing a ring on that hand, has admitted punching Mr Thirlwall but claims self-defence.