Definition of Greenstick fracture

1. Noun. A partial fracture of a bone (usually in children); the bone is bent but broken on only one side.

Generic synonyms: Incomplete Fracture



Definition of Greenstick fracture

1. Noun. An incomplete fracture of a long bone in which one side of a bone is broken while the other is bent ¹

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Medical Definition of Greenstick fracture

1. The bending of a bone with incomplete fracture involving the convex side of the curve only. (05 Mar 2000)

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greenstick fracture (current term)
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Literary usage of Greenstick fracture

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1. Surgical Diseases of Children: A Modern Treatise on Pediatric Surgery by Samuel Walter Kelley (1909)
"In the forearm or leg one bone may undergo complete, and the other an incomplete or a greenstick, fracture. The deformity and tenderness on pressure at the ..."

2. The Treatment of fractures: With Notes Upon a Few Common Dislocations by Charles Locke Scudder (1915)
"... to administer an anesthetic, and to make a complete fracture of the greenstick fracture. This done, the arm is set as in a complete fracture. ..."

3. On Fractures and Dislocations by Heinrich Helferich (1899)
"A greenstick fracture can also be produced by means of the osteoclast, or by simply bending a ... Different forms of characteristic greenstick fracture. a. ..."

4. Practitioner's medical dictionary by George Milbry Gould (1910)
"... one in which there are fissures radiating from one point. F., Ununited, one in which bony union has failed to occur. F., Willow-, a greenstick fracture. ..."

5. A Manual of the Practice of Surgery by William Fairlie Clarke (1879)
"Sometimes, however, they are incomplete—that is to say, the bone is partly bent, and partly broken. The greenstick fracture, which is occasionally met with ..."

6. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1880)
"He was shortly after carried to Sir P. Dun's Hospital, where the distortion of the forearm was at once recognised as that of " greenstick fracture," the ..."

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