Buckle fractures - also known as torus fractures - are a common type of injury, particularly among children. They are caused by excess pressure on the shaft of a long bone. For example, putting a hand out to stop a fall causes an axial loading on the bone, causing it to snap under the pressure. Buckle fractures require time to heal but very rarely need operations to set right, unless the angle of the break is severe. They are identified by the bulging of the cortex and are common amongst children because of the elasticity of their bones.
Wrist supports for buckle fractures are an ideal solution for assisting the recovery and healing process of such a break. By supporting and protecting the limb, you are not only preventing further damage, but helping to stabilise the bone. Once immobilised with a wrist brace, the bone has more chance of knitting back together correctly. Wrist supports offer the same level of support as a conventional plaster cast but are more practical due to their lightweight nature and the ease with which they can be removed. Wrist supports for buckle fractures are certainly more practical when it comes to children as they lack the bulk of a normal cast.
There are a range of wrist supports for buckle fractures here at Health and Care, helping you find the one that is best suited for your needs. If you require additional assistance, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266 for further information.