Definition of greenstick fracture in English:

greenstick fracture

Line breaks: green|stick frac|ture
Pronunciation: /ˈɡriːnstɪkfraktʃə(r)


  • A fracture of the bone, occurring typically in children, in which one side of the bone is broken and the other only bent.
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    • For example, never dismiss a greenstick fracture as a simple fracture - inspect the x ray for tiny shards of bone.
    • Young bone, subjected to bending stress, often fractures on one side but bends on the other, and is known as a greenstick fracture.
    • Of these, greenstick fractures are the most frequent and are usually asymptomatic.

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