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Related to greenstick fracture: comminuted fracture
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SIMPLE, COMPOUND AND GREENSTICK FRACTURES 6 Simple fracture The ends of the broken bone don't break the skin.
Greenstick fracture: If a long bone in the arm or leg bends, it may crack on one side, producing an incomplete break called a greenstick fracture.
If your doctor suspects a greenstick fracture (not a clean break, but a break nonetheless) he or she will refer him to the nearest hospital for an X-ray and to have the leg put into plaster.