Bilateral distal radius greenstick fractures

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Fall from approximately 1 metre.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

Cortical buckling of the dorsolateral distal radius cortex without complete fracture. 

Case Discussion

Asymmetry is often used to help detect pathology and symmetry to confirm a normal appearance. In this case, there is a fairly symmetric appearance of pathology - a pitfall to be aware of. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 60139
Published: 10th May 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.