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
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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.
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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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