Orthopedics 2
Orthopedics 2
Torus (buckle) fractures
are common fractures in young children.

occur at the junction of metaphysis and diaphysis from a compressive load.

cortex of the bone buckles in a small area, resulting in a stable fracture pattern.

As the child matures, the stiffness of the metaphyseal region increases, and the incidence of
this fracture pattern decreases