Radial shaft greenstick fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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Patient Data

Age: 7 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

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
Case created: 1st Dec 2015
Last edited: 23rd Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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