greenstick fracture

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green·stick fracture

A partial bone fracture, usually seen in young people, in which one side of the bone is broken and the other side is bent.

greenstick fracture

(Pathology) a fracture in children in which the bone is partly bent and splinters only on the convex side of the bend
[C20: alluding to the similar way in which a green stick splinters]

green′stick frac′ture

an incomplete fracture of a long bone, in which one side is broken and the other side is intact.
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Noun1.greenstick fracture - a partial fracture of a bone (usually in children); the bone is bent but broken on only one side
incomplete fracture - fracture that does not go across the entire width of the bone
References in periodicals archive ?
Pediatric patients with a distal radius buckle or torus fracture are a common presentation to hospitals [1].
Sometimes patients with an undisplaced fracture experience a medial collapse, or a torus fracture, on the medial side of the bone.
(1,2) Bowing and torus fractures result from longitudinal compressive forces.