What's a Buckle Fracture?
Who Gets Buckle Fractures?
Buckle fractures — also called torus (say: TORE-uss) fractures — usually happen in kids under 10 years old.
That's because kids' bones are softer and more flexible than adult bones. So the injury makes a kid's bones bend and buckle, rather than break.
How Do Kids Get Buckle Fractures?
A buckle fracture usually happens when the bone gets pressed on really hard. This can happen when a kid falls and reaches an arm out to break the fall.
How Are Buckle Fractures Treated?
Doctors usually treat a buckle fracture with a splint.