Torus fracture

Case contributed by Dr Saikat Sarkar

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History of trauma

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Mild buckling seen at the radial distal metaphysis with mild angulation. No distinct fracture line seen.

Case Discussion

Torus fracture (also known as buckle fracture) is an incomplete fracture, most commonly occurring in the paediatric age group. This is due to a compressive force acting along the long axis of bone. It most commonly occurs in the distal radial metaphysis following a fall on an outstretched hand.

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Case Information

rID: 48046
Case created: 16th Sep 2016
Last edited: 14th Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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