Greenstick Fracture

Forearm Fracture Children
Fig. 14.43 In children the bone can break without seriously injuring the periosteal cuff around it. This is called a greenstick fracture. Frequently the only sign is a little bulge of the cortex

(arrow in a and b). Philipp has a greenstick fracture of the distal forearm, which will heal rapidly when sufficiently immobilized with a cast.

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