Bilateral distal radius greenstick fractures

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


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. 

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Case information

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

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