toddler's fracture


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toddler's fracture

a spiral fracture of the tibia seen frequently in children 1-2 years of age.

tod·dler's frac·ture

(tod'lĕrz frak'shŭr)
A spiral fracture of the tibia seen frequently in children 1-2 years of age.

toddler's fracture

A fracture of the distal third of the tibia, sustained in a child typically aged 2 to 4. The child may limp or refuse to walk because of pain. The fracture may not be easily seen on plain radiographs.
Synonym: childhood accidental spiral tibial fracture
See also: fracture
References in periodicals archive ?
With tibia] fractures, the location of the fracture can help distinguish a result of abuse from a toddler's fracture. Toddler's fracture is classically described as a distal tibial fracture.
Obscure tibial fracture of infants-the toddler's fracture. J Can Assoc Radiol.