greenstick fracture(redirected from torus fracture)
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A partial bone fracture, usually seen in young people, in which one side of the bone is broken and the other side is bent.
(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]
an incomplete fracture of a long bone, in which one side is broken and the other side is intact.