Toddler Fracture

  • Etiology: usually due to torsion of tibia
  • Imaging: hairline nondisplaced spiral fracture of tibia
  • Clinical: young child who won’t bear weight, has gait distrubance or inability to walk

Radiology Cases of Toddler Fracture

Radiograph of toddler fracture
AP (left) and lateral (right) radiographs of the tibia and fibula show a thin spiral lucency in the diaphysis of the tibia.