Impacted fracture
Impacted Im*pact"ed, a. 1. Driven together or close. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: (Dentistry) Grown in an abnormal direction so that it is wedged against another tooth and cannot erupt normally; -- of teeth, especially the third molar; as, to extract an impacted third molar. [PJC]

{Impacted fracture} (Surg.), a fracture in which the fragments are driven into each other so as to be immovable. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • impacted fracture — noun fracture in which one broken end is wedged into the other broken end • Hypernyms: ↑fracture, ↑break * * * impacted fracture A fracture in which the ends of bone are driven into each other • • • Main Entry: ↑fracture impacted fracture see… …   Useful english dictionary

  • impacted fracture — fracture in which one fragment is firmly driven into the other. See Plate 16 …   Medical dictionary

  • Impacted — Im*pact ed, a. 1. Driven together or close. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: (Dentistry) Grown in an abnormal direction so that it is wedged against another tooth and cannot erupt normally; of teeth, especially the third molar; as, to extract an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impacted — Wedged or pressed closely so as to move as a single unit. * * * im·pact·ed im pak təd adj 1 a) blocked by material (as feces) that is firmly packed or wedged in position <an impacted colon> b) wedged or lodged in a bodily passage <an… …   Medical dictionary

  • fracture — fracturable, adj. fractural, adj. fracturer, n. /frak cheuhr/, n., v., fractured, fracturing. n. 1. the breaking of a bone, cartilage, or the like, or the resulting condition. Cf. comminuted fracture, complete fracture, compound fracture,… …   Universalium

  • Fracture, compound — A fracture in which the bone is sticking through the skin. Also called an open fracture. A fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage. It usually is a result of trauma but can be due to an acquired disease of bone such as osteoporosis or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fracture, greenstick — A fracture in which one side of a bone is broken while the other is bent (like a green stick). A fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage. It usually is a result of trauma but can be due to an acquired disease of bone such as osteoporosis or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fracture, open — A fracture in which the bone is sticking through the skin. Also called a compound fracture. A fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage. It usually is a result of trauma but can be due to an acquired disease of bone such as osteoporosis or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fracture, compression — A fracture caused by compression, the act of pressing together. Compression fractures of the vertebrae are especially common in the elderly. A fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage. It usually is a result of trauma but can be due to an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fracture, spiral — A fracture, sometimes called a torsion fracture, in which a bone has been twisted apart. A fracture is any break in the bone or cartilage. It usually is a result of trauma but can be due to an acquired disease of bone such as osteoporosis or… …   Medical dictionary

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