Adapted with permission from a pamphlet (with the same title) by IWK Orthopaedics. A buckle fracture is considered an incomplete fracture, which occurs when only one side of your bone is compressed and buckles but does not break all the way through. Other names for buckle fractures are torus fractures and green stick fractures.
There are glands or lymph nodes in many parts of our body including both sides of our neck. When we have cold symptoms or other infections in our mouth, nose, ears or throat, these glands go to work to help fight this infection. As a result, the glands can swell and we might see or feel a small lump in our neck. This is a normal sign that our glands are doing their job. However, sometimes one of these glands can become infected by bacteria and become very swollen, tender and red. Doctors cal…
A concussion happens when a child hits their head, neck or face OR has a hit to another part of their body that causes the head to spin or jolt. A person does not have to lose consciousness to have a concussion. A concussion is an invisible brain injury that affects the way a person thinks and remembers. It cannot be seen on an X-ray, CT scan or MRI.
Many children experience head injuries. This most often happens when they fall (often when learning to walk) or are involved in sporting accidents. Most head injuries are minor and don't need any investigations or special treatment. Some injuries can result in bumps, bruises or swelling on the scalp or face.