Pediatric bones are more pliable than adult bones. Thus, fractures are often incomplete and do not traverse the entire bone.
These fractures occur on a spectrum, depending on the degree of traumatic force, including bowing deformities, buckle, greenstick, and stress fractures.
• Buckle/Torus fracture: occurs along the COMPRESSIVE side of the bone.
• Greenstick fracture: occurs along the TENSILE side of the bone