Torsion

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The word torsion may refer to the following:

  • In medicine:
    • Of bones, "torsion fracture" is another term for spiral fracture.
    • Of organs, torsion refers to twisting, in particular twisting that interrupts the blood supply to that organ, e.g. splenic torsion, ovarian torsion, or testicular torsion.
    • Torsion of the digestive tract in some domestic animals: