bumper fracture

A compression fracture of the lateral tibial plateau, with separation of the plateau’s margin or depression of the central articular surface. Bumper fractures occur in a leg abruptly abducted by an automobile bumper, which strikes the lateral aspect of an extended leg and fixed foot, where the valgus stress forces the 2 bones into a close contact. These fractures are often bilateral and involve both the tibia and fibula

bumper fracture

Forensic medicine A compression fracture of the lateral tibial plateau, with separation of the plateau's margin or depression of the central articular surface; BFs occur in a leg abruptly abducted by an automobile bumper, which strikes the lateral aspect of an extended leg and fixed foot, where the valgus stress forces the 2 bones into a close contact; BFs are often bilateral and involve both the tibia and fibula
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This fracture I now know is commonly referred to as a 'bumper fracture' as it is the likely outcome of the impact of an even slow-moving vehicle and your leg.
The stationary lower limb may be struck by a moving object; this is the common pedestrian injury, the so called "BUMPER FRACTURE", since the bumper of most vehicles being placed roughly at knee height.
Seventy-five years ago, fractures of the proximal tibia were described as "bumper fractures" because they resulted from low energy pedestrian versus car fender accidents.