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Pediatrics Case 8 Background

A Toddler fracture is a spiral fracture of the tibia.  This generally occurs between the ages of 9 months and 3 years.  It is typically a low impact, twisting mechanism, most commonly during running, tripping, or falling.

While spiral fractures elsewhere in children are concerning for non-accidental trauma, the Toddler fracture is a common fracture pattern in non-abuse scenarios.