Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy

28May/07Off

Zac Fact #13 (Fractures)

A few fracture types:

Greenstick Fracture: Similar in appearance to a green twig that has broken only halfway through and then splayed out. More common in kids.
Chalkstick Fracture: Looks like a piece of chalk snapped clean in half. More common in Paget's Disease of the bone.

Sorry it's short... I'm exhausted!

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  1. ooh! i saw a greenstick fracture in the ED—it was really cool—the kids arm had a big bow in it—the doc had to complete the fracture which was a bit nauseating but awesome….


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