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fracture in Illness & disability topic

fracturefracture2 ●○○ noun [countable]  MIBREAKa crack or broken part in a bone or other hard substance a stress fracture in his left knee a hairline fracture (=very thin crack) a fractured shoulder compound fracture, simple fracturesee thesaurus at injury
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fracturea hairline fractureMore elderly women than men suffer hip fractures.Hip fractures, which especially plague older women, are the most serious fall injury for seniors.Induced fractures or cracks occur at the borehole wall as the result of off-loading the stresses during the drilling operation.It is only two weeks since Gough came back from a multiple fracture of the cheekbone.X-rays showed no fractures in his leg.The type and irregularity of fracture bears a complex relation to the breaking of bonds in directions that cut across crystallographic planes.They argue, as others have done, that screening is appropriate because bone density is related to subsequent risk of fracture.The geometry of the fracture is usually calculated on the basis of volume of fluid injected during the hydraulic fracture operation.That despite a troublesome physical problem: a wrist fracture incurred on his last tour that went unnoticed for months.stress fractureThe problem is believed to be either an Achilles tendon strain or a stress fracture of the right foot.The Rangers ace suffered a stress fracture of the right knee after a late tackle in the recent 1-1 draw at Broomfield.Full-back Tony Clement is also out after suffering a stress fracture of the right ankle and is replaced by Mike Rayer.Terrell Owens will play with a stress fracture in his foot.Ratliff is expected to miss at least three more weeks with a stress fracture of the right wrist.When I say stress fracture everybody forgets stress and focuses on fracture.But she also suffered a second stress fracture to her tibia last season.The most bothersome injury may be the stress fracture suffered by defensive tackle Brandon Whiting before camp began.