fracture


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Related to fracture: Fracture healing
See: hiatus, rend, rift, split
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The most commonly used test is a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan, which measures bone at multiple sites--the spine, hip and wrist--the most common fracture sites.
Interfacial instability is often confused with melt fracture in transparent film.
The clinical studies were made public in Vertebral Osteoporotic Compression Fractures ((C) 2003), a new compendium of recent research published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
A resident with vertebral osteoporosis may sustain a fracture by moving too quickly or flexing the spine.
Studies reported that fondaparinux lowered the risk of DVT by 56% for hip fracture surgery and by 55% for knee replacement surgery, compared with enoxaparin.
As the load shifts to new bridges, those rocks fracture, and the debris is gradually ground into finer and finer grains, all the while maintaining a size distribution with a fractal dimension of 1.
Fracture studies in unconsolidated materials in Ohio are in their infancy.
This criterion states that the fracture type changes from brittle to ductile if the yield stress drops below the fracture stress.
Only rarely will the doctor have to put the fracture back into place, but all type I injuries generally require a cast to keep the fracture in place as it heals.
Fracture properties, such as tear and tensile strength, pass through a maximum as crosslinking is increased.
Transverse In a transverse fracture, there is a straight break across a bone.