Buckle fracture

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

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Trauma

Patient Data

Gender: Male
X-ray

Distal radial metadiaphyseal region shows cortical buckling without obvious breach.

Case Discussion

Buckle fractures (also known as torus fractures) are incomplete fractures of the shaft of a long bone that is characterized by bulging of the adjacent cortex.

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Case information

rID: 19730
Published: 7th Oct 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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