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Growth stimulation by greenstick fracture of the proximal tibial metaphysic c.
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.
She gazed at me with big brown eyes as we plastered her foreleg, which had a greenstick fracture of the radius and I think she might only have blinked once, when she was injected with painkillers and antibiotics.
A greenstick fracture is one in which one side of the bone is broken and the other side is bent, like a tree branch that has splintered.
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.