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.
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tod·dler's frac·ture

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