torus fracture

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to·rus frac·ture

a bone deformity in children in which the bone bends and buckles but does not fracture; it occurs commonly in the radius or ulna or both. This fracture occurs only in children because their bones are softer than adults.
Synonym(s): folding fracture

torus fracture

Orthopedics An incomplete fracture of the diaphysis of long bones with buckling of the cortex on the side opposite the fracture. See Greenstick fracture.

to·rus frac·ture

(tōr'ŭs frak'shŭr)
A deformity in children consisting of a local bulging caused by the longitudinal compression of the soft bone; it occurs commonly in the radius or ulna or both.
Synonym(s): buckle fracture.
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We acknowledge that there may be some perceived benefits for ordering serial radiographs for buckle fractures. With medico-legal issues becoming more intertwined in the clinical management of patients, confirming radiological union may provide added protection for the clinician.
In our cohort of patients, buckle fractures angulated less than 10 degrees went on to heal without active medical intervention.
Similarly, Adams and Beckett [16] recorded the story of a girl who sustained bilateral distal radius buckle fractures while simultaneously switching on the overhead light and grasping a metal hand railing of an outdoor shed.
Torus fractures (also known as buckle fractures) usually present as focal angular deformity at the metaphysealdiaphyseal junction of long bones.
* Buckle fractures. Cortical bone may fracture under compression as well as tensile loading.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Children with wrist buckle fractures treated with removable splints functioned better and had fewer difficulties with activities than children with fractures placed in casts, in a randomized study.