Greenstick fractures - radius and ulna

Case contributed by Dr Samir Benoudina

Presentation

Fall on outstretched hand.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male

Angulated greenstick fractures of the radial and ulnar diaphyses. 

Case Discussion

Greenstick fractures are a common fracture pattern in children due to the pliable nature of the periosteum. This fracture is in contrast to a torus fracture, which is also seen in pediatric patients but is less common.

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