Will I have to get a cast if I have a cortical buckle fracture?

buckle fracture. Buckle fractures are most commonly seen in the pediatric population, not in a 41 year old. Usually it is best to protect most long bone/extremity fractures, depending on the location, with a cast.

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I have a buckle fracture in my left wrist. Is it necessary to get a cast or could I just leave a splint on it?

Splint may be fine. A splint may be fine, depending upon time from injury and x-ray status. If you are already more than a couple weeks out from injury, a splint is likely fine, as long as it adequately protects your injured bone from further harm during the full 6 weeks of healing usually required for such a fracture. Read more...