Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Torus Fracture-Radius

  • Torus is derived from Latin (tori) meaning a swelling or protuberance
  • Break in cortical continuity on the compression side, 2-3 cm proximal to physis, torus (buckle) fractures of distal metaphysis of radius & ulna is most common fracture in lower forearm in young children
  • Deformity should not occur in torus fracture because the periosteum and cortex are intact on the side of the bone opposite to fracture

1 comment:

Prashant gupta said...

nice case sir, in fact i had missed one of these in my residency, haven't missed one since.

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