A hematoma is a mass of clotted blood that forms at an injury site.
A fracture hematoma is a clot resulting from a break in a blood vessel within the bone, the marrow space, the periosteum, or the surrounding tissue associated with a bone fracture.
Until the fracture communicates with exterior or in some special cases internal organs like viscera, the fracture hematoma surrounds the fracture.
Fracture hematoma plays an important role in bone healing.
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