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Fractures of the distal radius are the most common fractures in childhood (Landin et al). There is a difference between buckle fracture and greenstick fractures. Buckle fractures (also called torus) are defined as a compression of the bony cortex on one side with the opposite cortex remains intact.How do you splint a distal radius fracture?
If the distal radius fracture is in a good position, a splint or cast is applied. It often serves as a final treatment until the bone heals. Usually a cast will remain on for up to six weeks. Then you will be given a removable wrist splint to wear for comfort and support.