Extremity radiograph unknown 5
Publication Date: 2009-09-10
- Can you identify the bone that is fractured and the type of fracture in this image?Femur, greenstick fracture
Incorrect. This is the femur, but a greenstick fracture is an incomplete fracture that only involves a portion of the cortex of a bone. Try again.Humerus, buckle fracture
Incorrect. Look carefully at the articulation to determine which bone this is. Try again.Femur, spiral fracture
Correct! This is a spiral fracture in which the femur is broken into 3 segments (also a comminuted fracture).Humerus, comminuted fracture
Incorrect. Look carefully at the articulation to determine which bone this is. Try again.