What is it?
Incomplete fracture of tubular long bones pediatric patients.
Commonly radius and ulna
Fall on outstretched hand. Child presenting with pain and swelling of forearm
How does it happen?
Pediatric bones bend because the cortex is thinner than adult bones.
Depends on degree of angulation
>20 degrees= reduction of bowing (call orthopedics)
during the reduction they are very prone to fracturing