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Diseases » Compound fracture » Glossary

Glossary for Compound fracture

  • Bruising: Bleeding under skin leading to discoloration.
  • Fractures: Fracture of a bone; also "broken bone".
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Osteoporosis: Bone thinning and weakening from bone calcium depletion.
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Pathological fracture: The occurrence of a fracture a bone of the body caused by a disease state
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Tenderness: The occurrence of the sensation of pain


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