Off-ended

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The term off-ended is used by some orthopaedic surgeons and radiologists to describe a long bone fracture that is displaced by more than the width of the bone. An off-ended fracture is often shortened due to muscle contraction.

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Off ended
  • Offended

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