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Health Information For Teens
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.
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 than break.
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.
Health care providers treat most buckle fractures with a splint.
A broken collarbone is one of the most common types of broken bones. Find out how it can happen – and how to treat and avoid fractures.
A greenstick fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone cracks on one side only, not all the way through the bone.
It’s not always easy to tell if you have a stress fracture, and stress fractures can get worse quickly. This article explains how to prevent and treat them.
Our bones, muscles, and joints form our musculoskeletal system and enable us to do everyday physical activities.
Bones are tough stuff – but even tough stuff can break. Find out what happens when a bone fractures.
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.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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