- AKA buckle fracture
- Torus fracture is an incomplete fracture of the shaft of a long bone that is characterized by buckling or bulging of the cortex
- Usually seen in children, frequently in the distal radius diaphysis or metaphysis.
- Result from a longitudinal force being applied down the long axis of a bone
- Term is derived from the architectural word torus used to describe the convex projecting molding used at the base of a column
 Imaging Findings
- Buckling or bulging of the cortex
Patient #1: Radiographs demonstrate a distal radial torus fracture
 See Also
 External Links
- G J Irwin. Fractures in children. Imaging 16: 140-152.
- Patrick Lee, Tim B. Hunter, and Mihra Taljanovic. Musculoskeletal Colloquialisms: How Did We Come Up with These Names? RadioGraphics 2004 24: 1009-1027.