Do wrist buckle fractures' in children need follow up? Buckle fractures' follow up
Riera-Álvarez L (1), Pons-Villanueva J.
Buckle or torus fractures in the distal forearm are characterized by a bulging of the cortical bone. They are a frequent reason for consultation in pediatric emergencies. The treatment and follow-up of this type of fractures varies from soft immobilizations to a plaster cast. The purpose of this study is to assess the stability of buckle fractures of the distal radius. We reviewed 106 pediatric patients with buckle fractures and analyzed the radiographs at the time of initial consultation and at the last follow-up. None of these fractures displaced further, regardless of the treatment given. Buckle or torus fractures do not need follow-up radiographs. As they are stable, the simpler immobilization treatment is sufficient.