Torus fracture of the radius
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Bulging of the cortex of the distal meta-diaphysis of the radius, in keeping with a torus fracture. No cortical disruption was noticed.
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 8 years old, to which the usually acceptable angulation on the sagittal plane is <20º.
- John M. Flynn, David L. Skaggs, Peter M. Waters. Rockwood and Wilkins' Fractures in Children. (2014) ISBN: 9781451143935 - Google Books