greenstick fracture

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a partial fracture of a bone (usually in children)

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6 Greenstick fracture If a bone in the arm or leg bends, it may crack on one side only, producing an incomplete break, called a greenstick fracture.
And then there's casualty at the local cottage hospital, where anything from a sprained ankle as a result of an ebullient twirl on the dance floor at Butlins, to greenstick fractures in children are the norm.
When failure does occur, greenstick fractures, which do not occur in adults, are common.