Forearm fractures - toddler

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick

Presentation

Fell off ladder in jungle gym from height of 1.5 m, refuses to move right arm.

Patient Data

Age: 16 months
X-ray

Radius: midshaft oblique fracture and distal metaphyseal torus fracture.
Ulna: bowing fracture and distal metaphyseal torus fracture.

Case Discussion

Plain film of right forearm shows three different types of fractures: bowing, torus (buckle) and complete oblique fracture.

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Case information

rID: 61659
Published: 12th Jul 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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