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

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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The use of soft bandages for treating these simple buckle fractures of the distal radius is likely to become standard practice soon, Dr.
A randomized, controlled trial of removable splinting versus casting for wrist buckle fractures in children.
Although there is evidence that simple fracture like buckle fractures of the distal radius do not need orthopaedic input and can be safely treated in emergency department using a splint, and can be discharged without follow up 4, concerns have been raised against the possibility of a misdiagnosis and providing patient information (5).
Preschoolers are more likely to sustain buckle fractures of the wrist, while older children sustain fractures through the growth plate.