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Related to greenstick fracture: comminuted fracture
A partial bone fracture, usually seen in young people, in which one side of the bone is broken and the other side is bent.
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(Pathology) a fracture in children in which the bone is partly bent and splinters only on the convex side of the bend
[C20: alluding to the similar way in which a green stick splinters]
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an incomplete fracture of a long bone, in which one side is broken and the other side is intact.
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|Noun||1.||greenstick fracture - a partial fracture of a bone (usually in children); the bone is bent but broken on only one side|
incomplete fracture - fracture that does not go across the entire width of the bone
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