greenstick fracture definition

  • noun:
    • A partial bone fracture, generally happening in children, when the bone tissue is curved but only damaged on one side.
    • An incomplete fracture of a long bone tissue in which one part of a bone is damaged while the other is bent
    • a partial fracture of a bone (usually in kids); the bone is bent but damaged on one side

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