Greenstick fractures - radius and ulna

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli


Fall on the outstretched hand.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

Radial and ulnar diaphyses show angulated greenstick fractures. 

Case Discussion

Greenstick fractures are incomplete fractures of long bones and are usually seen in young children, more commonly less than 10 years of age. They are commonly mid-diaphyseal, affecting the forearm and lower leg. They are distinct from torus fractures.

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