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can bone "dent"?

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Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Yes, but...: Adult bones are stiff and children's bones are somewhat malleable. Therefore, when an adult breaks a bone, it usually breaks all the way through. In children, small fractures can happen that only "dent" the bone rather than break it all the way throughout.
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
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Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
" plastic deformation" of children's forearm bones w/ injury is esp. common.
Oct 31, 2013
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Bone contusion.
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
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