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What is a greenstick fracture?

The bone will bend. A greenstick fracture is a fracture in a young, soft bone in which the bone bends and partially breaks. This is owing in large part to the thick fiborous periosteum of immature bone. Read more...

What is done for a greenstick fracture?

Minimal immobilizati. Those fx are very stable and require minimal immobilization specially if there is not any deformity that require reduction of the fx.They occur in chidren and very well tolerated with little disconfort. Read more...

How does someone get a greenstick fracture?

Greenstick fracture. Greenstick fractures are common in kids where the bone is more flexible as in a green-stick when you bend it until it breaks. These are incomplete fractures as one side is bent and one side is fractured. Read more...

Can you explain if it's possible to have a greenstick fracture at 16?

Not likely but.., 'greenstick' fractures and 'plastic deformation' fractures and injuries are distinctly unusual @ age 16. However, the term 'greenstick' fx.Is less commonly used by orthopedic surgeons than other medical practitioners ( pa's, pcp 's , nurse practitioners , etc.) and may be confusing the issue. This is why orthopedist's refrain from using outdated terms(like compound fx, 'colles' fx , 'greenstick'etc. Read more...