Greenstick fracture: distal radius

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

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Fell off the trampoline. Wrist pain.

X-ray

Incomplete fracture of the distal radius with cortical break of the convex surface - a greenstick fracture.

Case Discussion

Distal radial fractures are one of the commonest fractures in paediatric patients and often result from falls off bikes and trampolines, or collisions during contact sports.

They are usually incomplete fractures with distal radial metaphyseal torus fractures being commoner than diaphyseal greenstick fractures (this case).

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Case information

rID: 27464
Case created: 3rd Feb 2014
Last edited: 13th Mar 2016
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