Toddler Fracture

  • Etiology: usually due to torsion of tibia
  • Imaging: hairline nondisplaced spiral fracture of tibia
  • Clinical: in children beginning to walk upright who won’t bear weight, most commonly 9 months – 3 years, 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.