Buckle fracture - Greenstick - Lateral

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Buckle fracture - Greenstick - Lateral

  • Children have more pliable bones than adults and are therefore more susceptible to buckle injuries
  • A greenstick injury comprises a bend in the bone on one side and a visible break in the bone cortex on the other side

Buckle fracture - Greenstick - AP

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Buckle fracture - Greenstick - AP

  • (Same patient as image above)
  • The AP image also shows buckling on one side of the radius and break in the cortex on the other

Buckle fracture - Torus - Lateral

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Buckle fracture - Torus - Lateral

  • A 'Torus' fracture is a buckle injury without a visible break in the bone cortex
  • This lateral image shows buckling of the dorsal side cortex of both radius and ulna

Buckle fracture - Torus - AP

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Buckle fracture - Torus - AP

  • (Same patient as image above)
  • Buckling of the radius is easily spotted (arrowheads)
  • There is also subtle cortical buckling of the ulna (red ring)