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?
Teens don't usually get buckle fractures. Most of these fractures happen in kids
under 10 years old. That's because their bones
are softer and more flexible. The injury makes their bones bend and buckle, rather
How Do Buckle Fractures Happen?
A buckle fracture usually happens when the bone is compressed (pressed together
with a lot of force). In kids, this can happen when a child falls and reaches an arm
out to break the fall.
How Are Buckle Fractures Treated?
Health care providers treat most buckle fractures with a splint.