Radius and ulna greenstick fractures

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi

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Fall on outstretched hand

Patient Data

Age: 6 year
Gender: Male

Mid-diaphyseal, incomplete fractures of radius and ulna bones with cortical breach of only lateral aspects and resultant ulnar angulation.

Elbow ossification: capitellum, radial head and internal epicondyle are ossified.

Case Discussion

Greenstick fracture is an incomplete fracture of the long bones (commonly mid-diaphyseal) usually seen in young children.

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Case information

rID: 60387
Published: 21st May 2018
Last edited: 21st May 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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