Spiral fracture of the tibia

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Primary school student fell in the playground.

Patient Data

Age: 7
Gender: Male
X-ray

Spiral fracture of the tibial shaft.

Normal fibula.

Case Discussion

Spiral fractures typically occur in children, with the tibia being a common site.  The name derived from the shape of the fracture along the diaphysis of a long bone.

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Case information

rID: 46708
Case created: 14th Jul 2016
Last edited: 19th Nov 2016
Tag: clarke
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