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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Pediatric emergency care|
|State||Published - Jun 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Emergency Medicine