Torus fracture of radius and ulna

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz

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Trauma

Patient Data

Age: 13 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Buckling of the distal meta-diaphysis of the radius and ulna representing a torus fracture.

X-ray

Annotated images

Buckling of the distal meta-diaphysis of the radius and ulna representing a torus fracture (annotated).

Case Discussion

Torus fractures, also known as buckle fractures, are incomplete fractures of the shaft of a long bone that is characterized by bulging of the cortex. They result from trabecular compression from an axial loading force along the long axis of the bone. They are usually seen in children, frequently involving the distal radial metaphysis.

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Case information

rID: 69179
Published: 2nd Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Liaquat National Hospital

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