Bilateral trampoline fracture of the proximal tibia in a child.

Citation data:

Radiology case reports, ISSN: 1930-0433, Vol: 12, Issue: 4, Page: 798-800

Publication Year:
2017
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PMID:
29484074
DOI:
10.1016/j.radcr.2017.07.020
Author(s):
Arkink, Enrico B; van der Plas, Annelies; Sneep, Ruth W; Reijnierse, Monique
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
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Medicine
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article description
Trampoline fractures are transversely oriented impaction fractures of the proximal tibia sustained by young children jumping on a trampoline. Unaware of the mechanism of this specific nontraumatic fracture, physicians may fail to detect these fractures on plain radiographs, as radiological findings may be very subtle. In this case report, we present a rare case of bilateral trampoline fractures with an explanation of the trauma mechanism.