greenstick fracture


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greenstick fracture

a fracture in children in which the bone is partly bent and splinters only on the convex side of the bend

greenstick fracture

[′grēn‚stik ‚frak·chər]
(medicine)
An incomplete fracture of a long bone, seen in children; the bone is bent but splintered only on the convex side.
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SIMPLE, COMPOUND AND GREENSTICK FRACTURES 6 Simple fracture The ends of the broken bone don't break the skin.
If your doctor suspects a greenstick fracture (not a clean break, but a break nonetheless) he or she will refer him to the nearest hospital for an X-ray and to have the leg put into plaster.
Most of the fractures casued by birth trauma are greenstick fractures (there is no dislocation).
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If not corrected, the unstable occlusion can result in progressive posterior mandibular atrophy leading to greenstick fractures.
Greenstick fractures occur when the bone is bent, which results in a fracture of the convex side while the concave side remains intact.