What Is a Buckle Fracture?
A buckle (or torus) fracture is a type of broken bone. One side of a bone bends, raising a little buckle, without breaking the other side of the bone.
Who Gets Buckle Fractures?
This type of fracture usually happens in children under 10 years old. That's because their bones are softer and more flexible than adult bones. So the injury makes the bone bend and buckle, rather than break.
Date reviewed: May 2021