Torus fracture - radius

Case contributed by Dr Zeeshan Ghias Khan

Presentation

History of fall on out stretch hand

Patient Data

Age: Child
Gender: Male
X-ray

A radiolucent line is appreciated along distal radial metaphysis with buckling of cortex. Lateral veiw show bowing of the dorsal cortex of distal radius with focal angulation. Mild buckling of distal ulnar cortex as well. Mild soft tissue swelling.

Case Discussion

Torus fractures, also known as buckle fractures, are incomplete fractures of the shaft of a long bone that is characterised by bulging of the cortex. 

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