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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.
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.
A buckle fracture usually happens when the bone is compressed (pressed together with force). This can happen, for example, when a child falls onto an outstretched hand.
Health care providers treat most buckle fractures with a splint.
A greenstick fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone cracks on one side only, not all the way through the bone.
A stress fracture is a tiny crack in a bone. They usually happen from repeating the same movement over and over.
Many kids will have a broken bone at some point. Here’s what to expect.
A broken bone needs emergency medical care. Here’s what to do if you think your child just broke a bone.
Broken bones have an amazing ability to heal, especially in kids. Full healing can take time, but new bone usually forms a few weeks after an injury.
Bones are tough stuff – but even tough stuff can break. Find out what happens when a bone fractures.
What happens when you break a bone?
A broken bone requires emergency medical care. Here’s what to do.
This article for teens has tips on taking care of a cast so it keeps working as it should.
A splint is a support device that keeps an injured area from moving. Doctors often use splints to hold bones and joints in place so they can heal after a fracture.
A comminuted fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone is broken into more than two pieces.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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