Fractures of the Distal Tibial Metaphysis
- Green Stick Fractures:
- anterior cortex becomes impacted, & posterior cortex is frx w/ torn periosteum;
- there is a visible recurvatum deformity;
- reduction w/ general anesthesia because considerable force is required to stretch the anterior cortex;
- then a long leg cast is applied with the foot in plantar flexion for 3 to 4 wks then short leg cast
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 3:17 pm