Buckle fracture - distal radius

Case contributed by Mostafa El-Feky


Slipped down on left hand.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

Buckling of the distal radius metaphysis outer cortex, in keeping with a buckle fracture.

Case Discussion

A buckle fracture is an incomplete fracture of the shaft of a long bone characterized by bulging of the cortex; usually seen in children, frequently involving the distal radial metaphysis.

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