greenstick fracture
noun Date: circa 1885 a bone fracture in a young individual in which the bone is partly broken and partly bent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • greenstick fracture — ► NOUN ▪ a fracture of the bone, occurring typically in children, in which one side of the bone is broken and the other only bent …   English terms dictionary

  • greenstick fracture — [grēn′stik΄] n. a type of bone fracture, esp. of the long bones of children, in which the bone is bent and broken only on the convex side …   English World dictionary

  • Greenstick fracture — A fracture in which one side of a bone is broken while the other is bent (like a green stick). A fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage. It usually is a result of trauma but can be due to an acquired disease of bone such as osteoporosis or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Greenstick fracture — Almost exclusively occurs during infancy and childhood.The bending of a bone with incomplete fracture, involving the convex side only. Green stick fractures are characterized by a break in the bone which partially extends across and then along… …   Wikipedia

  • greenstick fracture — /green stik / an incomplete fracture of a long bone, in which one side is broken and the other side is still intact. See illus. under fracture. [1880 85; GREEN + STICK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • greenstick fracture — noun a partial fracture of a bone (usually in children); the bone is bent but broken on only one side • Hypernyms: ↑incomplete fracture …   Useful english dictionary

  • greenstick fracture — noun An incomplete fracture of a long bone in which one side of a bone is broken while the other is bent …   Wiktionary

  • greenstick fracture — (Medicine) bone fracture in which one side of the bone is bent and the other side is broken (most often occurs in children) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • greenstick fracture — noun a fracture of the bone, occurring typically in children, in which one side of the bone is broken and the other only bent …   English new terms dictionary

  • greenstick fracture — an incomplete break in a bone in which part of the outer shell (cortex) remains intact. It occurs in children, who have more flexible bones. See also: fracture …   The new mediacal dictionary

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