compression fracture definition

  • noun:
    • Any fracture of a bone (most often a load-bearing bone particularly a vertebra) due to compression
    • fracture when the bone collapses (especially in short bones particularly vertebrae)
    • Any fracture of a bone (usually a load-bearing bone including a vertebra) brought on by compression
    • break in which the bone collapses (especially in a nutshell bones such as for instance vertebrae)

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