Torus fracture

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[edit] Discussion

  • AKA buckle fracture
  • Torus fracture is an incomplete fracture of the shaft of a long bone that is characterized by buckling or bulging of the cortex
  • Usually seen in children, frequently in the distal radius diaphysis or metaphysis.
  • Result from a longitudinal force being applied down the long axis of a bone
  • Term is derived from the architectural word torus used to describe the convex projecting molding used at the base of a column

[edit] Imaging Findings

  • Buckling or bulging of the cortex

[edit] Images

Patient #1: Radiographs demonstrate a distal radial torus fracture

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