A distal radius fracture, also known as wrist fracture, is a break of the part of the radius bone .. For torus fractures, a splint may be sufficient and casting may be avoided. The position of the wrist in cast is usually slight flexion and ulnar deviation. Torus fractures, or buckle fractures, are extremely common injuries in children. The word torus is derived from the Latin word ‘Tori’ meaning. English Translation, Synonyms, Definitions and Usage Examples of Spanish Word ‘fractura torus’.

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Distal radius fracture

Posteroanterior view of the forearm shows the typical appearance of torus fracture with buckling of the cortex white arrows of the distal metaphysis of radius and ulna. Note the transverse bands of increased Posteroanterior view of the distal forearm is normal.

Lateral view demonstrates the cortical bulge of the distal radius arrow. Posteroanterior view of the forearm shows a greenstick fracture of the distal radius associated with a torus fracture. Search Cases Advanced Search.

Wrist – Fractures

Case Torus fracture: Clinical History Pain of the right distal forearm after a fall. Imaging Findings The patient complained of swelling and distal forearm pain after a fall on his right outstreched wrist and hand.


Routine X-ray films revealed the typical appearance of torus fracture of radius and ulna figure 1. Discussion Longitudinal compression of the bone can cause incomplete fractures in children torsu of the unique relative plasticity of their bones. These include bowing, torus, greenstick and stress factures.

Torus is derived from latin torimeaning a swelling or protuberance. Also known as a buckle fracture, this is an impaction fracture in which the cortex around all or part of the circumference of the bone is buckled. Although it can occur in any long bone, the distal radius is the most common site 1.

This type of fracture usually occurs near the metaphysis, where the porosity of the bone is greatest, and is most common in children 2. The etiology is usually a fall on an outstretched arm. The child usually presents with a painful and swollen wrist. Radiographic finding is a definite cortical bulge usually occurring at the metaphysis, two to four fracfura from the distal growth plate figure 1. This sign is often better seen on the lateral film figure 2.


It is wise to include both the wrist and elbow to rule out dislocation of the proximal and distal radio-ulnar joints.

Term Bank – fractura torus – Spanish English Dictionary

Occasionally, the radiograph is normal and the diagnosis must be made from the clinical findings. A combination of a greenstick and torus fractures is termed lead pipe fracture figure 3 fdactura.

Final Diagnosis Torus fracture.

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Buckle Fractures (for Parents)

Saunders Co, Philadelphia, pp The wrist and hand. Magnetic resonance imaging in orthopeadics and sports medicine. Lippincott-RV,Philadelphia, pp Torus fractures of radius and ulna.

Figure 2 Torus fracture identified more easily on the lateral view. Torus fracture identified more easily on the lateral view.

Figure 1 Torus fractures of radius and ulna. Note the transverse bands of increased radiodensity hollow arrows indicating osseus impaction.