Radial shaft greenstick fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe



Patient Data

Age: 7 years
Gender: Male

There is a greenstick fracture of the distal diaphysis of the right radius with 19 degrees of ventral angulation of the distal fracture fragment. Normal bone density. No elbow joint effusion. Radial head is enlocated.

Case Discussion

Greenstick fractures are a type of incomplete fracture. They tend to have quicker healing than complete fracture. 

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Case information

rID: 41426
Published: 23rd Dec 2015
Last edited: 1st Jun 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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