- Common locations = wrist and ankle
- 2nd most common fractures in infancy and childhood after epiphyseal-metaphyseal fractures
- Falls on outstretched extremity
- Rule -- cortex of a normal bone is always smooth and gently curving (always trace each cortex individually in all available views)
- Buckle fractures can be a focal cortical slope, angle, kink, bump or break
- Usually clearly visible on one view than another
- When healed, sclerosis develops along the fracture line
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2. Swischuk LE. Imaging of the newborn, infant, and young child. 5th ed, 2004.