- Compressive force leads to bulging of the periosteum/cortex
- Also known as buckle fracture
- Often occur at the end of long bones
- Frequently involves distal radial metaphysis
- Minimal visual deformity
- Soft tissue swelling and point tenderness at injury
- Soft tissue swelling and point tenderness
- Visible deformity is unusual
- Splint in position of function
- Follow up with pediatrician in 1 week
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- Hopkins-Mann C, Ogunnaike-joseph D, Moro-Sutherland D: Musculoskeletal Disorders in Children, in Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, et al (eds): Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, ed 7. New York, The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., 2011, (Ch) 133
- Koelink, Eric, et al. “Primary Care Physician Follow-up of Distal Radius Buckle Fractures.” Pediatrics, vol. 137, no. 1, 2015, doi:10.1542/peds.2015-2262.