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Definition: 'Occult Fracture'

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occult fracture

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a condition with clinical signs of fracture but no radiographic evidence; after 2–4 weeks, radiographic imaging shows new bone formation; magnetic resonance imaging frequently confirms the fracture before changes are evident on radiography; commonly seen in the navicular bone of the wrist.

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