"Fractures, Compression" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Crumbling or smashing of cancellous BONE by forces acting parallel to the long axis of bone. It is applied particularly to vertebral body fractures (SPINAL FRACTURES). (Blauvelt and Nelson, A Manual of Orthopedic Terminology, 1994, p4)
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