Q. Kindly help me to identify the buckle fracture location in my son's x-ray.

Answered by
Dr. Muhammad Shoyab
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A
Published on Sep 22, 2019

Hello doctor,

Can you identify the buckle fracture location in my son's X-ray? Please see the attached files. I am interested in understanding the location and severity of the buckle fracture.

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Interventional Radiology Radiodiagnosis Radiology


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Your attending doctors may have already informed you that buckle fractures are not of any severity. This is because the bones of the child are pliable enough so that the bone saves itself by buckling rather than breaking altogether. Treatment is quite simple and straightforward. Most cases recover satisfactorily with only immobilization and on-demand painkillers.

Regarding the location of the buckle, I should quite honestly say that I do not see it. Indeed, pediatric fractures in general, and buckle fractures, in particular, are often quite subtle and may be detected only by a super specialized and experienced pediatric radiologist. However, this is, in a sense, good news for you, given the fact that a subtle buckle fracture would heal more completely and rapidly than an obvious one.

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