Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sapling



Challenge: These are examples of what kind of fracture seen in pediatrics?

First image shown under GNU Free Documentation License; second image shown under Fair Use.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's called a Gr├╝nholzfraktur (Greenstick fracture) in german...

Anonymous said...

Torus/greenstick fracture

Anonymous said...

Top pic - Buckle Fx
Bottom pic - Greenstick fx

VBB said...

Buckle fracture!

jbwpac said...

greenstick Fx

Anonymous said...

This top picture is a buckle fx and the bottom pic appears to be a greenstick fx.

Reflex Hammer said...

Greenstick fracture

Brad P said...

greenstick

Matt said...

Torus fx

Craig Chen said...

Wow! lots of responses - yes, it is a greenstick fracture. I like the german :)
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Sapling

Greenstick fractures describe a bone that is bent with a fracture line that does not extend completely through the width of the bone. The name describes how fresh wood can break on the outside without breaking completely.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.