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Definition of Torsion fracture

Torsion fracture: A fracture, also called a spiral fracture, in which a bone has been twisted apart.

Typical Bone Fractures  illustration -  Torsion fracture

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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