internal fixation n.
The stabilization of fractured bony parts by direct fixation to one another with surgical wires, screws, pins, or plates.
noun, Machinery. 1. a gear having teeth cut on an inner cylindrical surface.
- Internal hemorrhage
internal hemorrhage n. Bleeding into organs or cavities of the body. Also called concealed hemorrhage.
noun, Pathology. 1. See under . [hem-uh-roid, hem-roid] /ˈhɛm əˌrɔɪd, ˈhɛm rɔɪd/ noun 1. Usually, hemorrhoids. Pathology. an abnormally enlarged vein mainly due to a persistent increase in venous pressure, occurring inside the anal sphincter of the rectum and beneath the mucous membrane (internal hemorrhoid) or outside the anal sphincter and beneath the surface of […]
noun, Anatomy. 1. (def 3).