Greenstick fracture of radius

Case contributed by Tamsir Rongpipi
Diagnosis certain


History of fall injury

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male



Greenstick fracture seen in distal shaft of radius with adjacent soft tissue swelling.

Metallic artifact seen around the wrist and cassette artifact seen in distal ulna.

Case Discussion

Greenstick fracture is an incomplete fracture seen in pediatric age group. It is an incomplete fracture with cortical breach of only one side of the bone and angulation.

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