Distal fracture of the femur (pediatric)
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Accidental fall from less than 1 meter a few hours earlier. Agitated and not moving the right lower limb.
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Circumferential distal metaphyseal cortical buckling of the right femur, with cortical breach visible on the lateral view.
Fractures of the long bones in infants not yet bearing weight are rare. Correlating the radiographic appearance (acute injury) and the history provided by caregivers is always crucial to rule out a non-accidental injury.