Buckle fracture - distal radius

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky

Presentation

Slipped down on left hand.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

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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