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Torus fracture

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou

Presentation

Falling on the outstretched hand during playing

Patient Data

Age: 5 year old
Gender: Male
X-ray

Buckling of the cortex of the distal radius without distinct fracture line.

Case Discussion

Owing to the elasticity of bone in children, axial trauma leads to an incomplete fracture with maximal involvement of the dorsal cortex in this buckle fracture (also called torus fracture).

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