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Does a buckle fracture require a cast?

Does a buckle fracture require a cast?

Buckle injuries are treated by wearing a removable backslab (a partial cast held in place with bandages) or ready-made splint, which should be worn as much as possible but can be removed for bathing or showering. An arm sling is optional, and may help reduce any pain or discomfort.

What is difference between cast and splint?

What is the difference between a cast and a splint? A cast wraps all the way around an injury and can only be removed in the doctor’s office. All casts are custom-made with fiberglass or plaster. A splint is like a “half cast.” The hard part of a splint does not wrap all the way around the injured area.

Is a buckle fracture worse than a break?

The pain may subside if the injured limb is protected. By definition, a buckle fracture is a stable fracture and stable fractures are less painful than unstable fractures. If the fracture is serious enough, you may be able to see the arm or leg bend in an abnormal way.

What is the fastest way to heal a buckle fracture?

A buckle fracture is best treated with a splint rather than a full circular plaster cast. Because the bones are only partially broken, they heal very well within a few weeks with the support and protection that a splint provides.

Can a buckle fracture heal in 2 weeks?

For example, a simple buckle fracture will need a plaster cast for 2 to 3 weeks and be almost completely healed in 4 weeks. Children heal in about half the time it takes an adult to heal from a similar injury.

Do all fractures need a cast?

Assuming conditions are just right, a broken bone can heal without a cast. However, (and very importantly) it doesn’t work in all cases. Likewise, a broken bone left to heal without a cast may heal improperly.

Can buckle fractures get worse?

It is an extremely common event, and the vast majority of buckle fractures are treated quickly and easily with a cast or splint. Children experiencing a buckle fracture do not tend to develop any related problems later on. While adult bones take longer to heal from a fracture, most people do make a full recovery.

How do you get a buckle fracture?

A buckle fracture usually happens when the bone is compressed (pressed together with force). This can happen, for example, when a child falls onto an outstretched hand.

Is a torus fracture the same as a buckle fracture?

Torus fractures, also known as buckle fractures, are incomplete fractures of the shaft of a long bone that is characterized by bulging of the cortex. They result from trabecular compression due to an axial loading force along the long axis of the bone.