Growth arrest lines
20 month old female with no past medical history presents with concern for non-accidental trauma.
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No acute displaced fracture or dislocation. Alternating sclerotic transverse lines are seen in the metaphysis of bilateral distal femurs and proximal tibiae consistent with growth arrest lines.
This case was submitted with supervision and input from:
Soni C. Chawla, M.D.
Department of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center
- Ogden JA. Growth slowdown and arrest lines. J Pediatr Orthop. 1984 Aug;4(4):409-15. Pubmed citation