Tibial fractures in infants and children: Emphasis on subtle injuries

E. J. Tschoepe, S. D. John, L. E. Swischuk

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We present our findings in 175 consecutive infants and children with tibial fractures to demonstrate which of these fractures are most likely to occur at certain sites in the tibia, and in which age groups. We also demonstrate the most subtle findings seen with each of these fractures and comment on a newly encountered toddler's fracture involving the upper tibia. Our objective is to alert the imager to reexamine key places in the tibia when no obvious fracture is seen on initial inspection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-252
Number of pages8
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Fractures, occult

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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