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Greenstick fracture - radius and ulna

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Fall from climbing equipment. Pain and deformity of the forearm.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years old
Gender: Male

There are dorsally displaced fractures through the distal diaphyses of the radius and ulnar. The dorsal cortex is intact and there are therefore greenstick fractures.

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Case information

rID: 26815
Published: 9th Jan 2014
Last edited: 14th Nov 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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