Greenstick fractures involving both radius and ulna

Case contributed by Dr Benoudina Samir


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Patient Data

Age: 6
Gender: Male

Greenstick fracture of the mid to distal radial and ulnar diaphyses. 

Case Discussion

A typical greenstick fracture is observed here, with mild to moderate radial angulation of the fracture sites and incomplete fracture on the concave (radial) aspect of the fractures. This is a common fracture pattern in children due to the pliable nature of the bone. This fracture is in contrast to a torus fracture, which is also commonly seen in pediatric patients.

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Case information

rID: 21674
Published: 9th Feb 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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