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greenstick fracture
American English: /ˌɡrinstɪk ˈfræk(t)ʃər/
British English: /ˈɡriːnstɪk fraktʃə/

Translation of greenstick fracture in Spanish:


  • Example sentences
    • 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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