Tibial fractures of young children

Larry B. Mellick, Kenneth Reesor, Denise Demers, Kent A. Reinker

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Tibial fractures are relatively frequent injuries of young children. These fractures are occasionally the cause of a childhood gait disturbance. Additionally, tibial fractures may be the result of child abuse. Con­sequently, the pediatrician should have knowledge con­cerning these injuries. In this paper, we present a review of tibial fractures in hospitalized children and describe their associations with nonaccidental trauma (NAT). Finally, we provide suggestions for improving nomen­clature clarity for isolated spiral fractures of the tibia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric emergency care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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Mellick, L. B., Reesor, K., Demers, D., & Reinker, K. A. (1988). Tibial fractures of young children. Pediatric emergency care, 4(2), 97-101. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006565-198806000-00003