chalkstick fracture

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chalkstick fracture

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chalkstick fracture

IMAGING

Definition A fracture, usually of a long bone, typically occurring transversely to the length of the bone, which is linked to the bone’s brittle fragility, and has been fancifully likened to that of a broken stick of chalk. 

Aetiology Paget disease of bone, osteopetrosis 

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalkstick_fracture 

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