Sprain fracture
Sprain Sprain, n. The act or result of spraining; lameness caused by spraining; as, a bad sprain of the wrist. [1913 Webster]

{Sprain fracture} (Med.), the separation of a tendon from its point of insertion, with the detachment of a shell of bone to which the tendon is attached. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sprain fracture — n avulsion fracture * * * the separation of a tendon or ligament from its insertion, taking with it a piece of bone …   Medical dictionary

  • sprain fracture — noun : the rupture of a tendon or ligament from its point of insertion at a joint with detachment of a splinter of bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sprain — Sprain, n. The act or result of spraining; lameness caused by spraining; as, a bad sprain of the wrist. [1913 Webster] {Sprain fracture} (Med.), the separation of a tendon from its point of insertion, with the detachment of a shell of bone to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fracture — 1. To break. 2. A break, especially the breaking of a bone or cartilage. [L. fractura, a break] apophysial f. separation of apophysis from bone. articular f. a f. involving the joint …   Medical dictionary

  • sprain — 1. An injury to a ligament as a result of abnormal or excessive forces applied to a joint, but without dislocation or fracture. 2. To cause a s. of a joint. * * * sprain sprān n a sudden or violent twist or wrench of a joint causing the… …   Medical dictionary

  • fracture — 01. He fell and [fractured] his skull while skateboarding. 02. The old woman suffered a hip [fracture] when she fell getting out of bed. 03. My sister [fractured] my father s rib when she ran into him while playing squash. 04. The coalition has… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • sprain — /sprayn/, v.t. 1. to overstrain or wrench (the ligaments of an ankle, wrist, or other joint) so as to injure without fracture or dislocation. n. 2. a violent straining or wrenching of the parts around a joint, without dislocation. 3. the… …   Universalium

  • fracture — Synonyms and related words: abrade, abrasion, abysm, abyss, amuse, arroyo, bark, beguile, blemish, bloody, box canyon, breach, break, break open, break up, breakage, breaking, burn, burst, bust, canyon, cavity, chafe, chap, chasm, check, chimney …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sprain — Synonyms and related words: abrade, bark, blemish, bloody, break, burn, chafe, check, chip, claw, crack, craze, cut, dislocate, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, gash, hurt, incise, injure, lacerate, maim, make mincemeat of, maul, mutilate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sprain — [[t]spreɪn[/t]] v. t. 1) pat to overstrain or wrench (the ligaments around a joint) so as to injure without fracture or dislocation 2) pat a wrenching injury to ligaments around a joint 3) pat the condition of being sprained • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

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