fracture

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In the simulation process, when the principal strain in the aged trabecular bone model exceeded the crack initiation strain of trabecular bone tissue, crack in the aged model would be initiated, and then the crack began to grow obeying the bone damage propagation law until complete fracture occurred in the aged model.
Although activity modification with partial weight-bearing on the affected extremity is an option, it does not appear to be reliable because of the risk of progression to complete fracture.
They should be monitored very closely during conservative treatment for any progression to a complete fracture and displacement.
Atypical femoral fracture: Major and minor features (a) Major features (b) * Located anywhere along the femur from just distal to the lesser trochanter to just proximal to the supracondylar flare * Associated with no trauma or minimal trauma, as in a fall from a standing height or less * Transverse or short oblique configuration * Noncomminuted * Complete fractures extend through both cortices and may be associated with a medial spike; incomplete fractures involve only the lateral cortex.
Importantly, three stress fractures--those in the anterior middle third of the tibia extending through the cortex, in the tarsonavicular bone, and in the lateral femoral neck--are at risk for progression to complete fractures or for nonunion if managed conservatively.
Adjacent fragments of a complete fracture may remain in anatomic position, but if the fracture extends through the trabeculae, bone is not physiologically or mechanically viable.
Physiotherapist Dean Conway said: "If he had carried on bowling, it would have probably progressed to a complete fracture, which would be six to eight weeks' recovery time.
It was a complete fracture, like snapping a matchstick in two.
c], in this study was assessed through measurements of the load to produced complete fracture, i.
3,5) A tibial diaphyseal fracture with an associated complete fracture of fibula usually results in valgus malalignment because of the action of muscles in anterolateral aspect of leg.

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