Torus fracture of the radius
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Forearm radiographs revealed a bulging of the cortex of the distal metaphysis of the radius, in keeping with a torus fracture.
There is a volar angulation component to the fracture on the sagittal plane.
Acceptable residual angulation after closed reduction depends on age. In the present case, the boy was 12 years old, to which the usual acceptable angulation on the sagittal plane is <10º.
- 1. John M. Flynn, David L. Skaggs, Peter M. Waters. Rockwood and Wilkins' Fractures in Children. (2014) ISBN: 9781451143935 - Google Books