The nurse is reviewing the x-ray of a patient with a fractured humerus. The x-ray shows one side of the bone is broken while the other side is bent. What type of fracture is this?

Greenstick fracture

Explanation

• A greenstick fracture is when one side of the bone is broken while the other side is only bent. These most often occur in children

• An impacted fracture is when a part of the bone is driven into another bone

• A compression fracture is when the fractured bone is compressed by other bone tissue

• An oblique fracture is when the fracture is diagonal to the bone's long axis

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