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Spiral Fracture of Tibia

01/11/2007

Question:

while my 21 month old son was at child minders, he was in kitchen playing on a wet lino floor with concrete underneath, slipped and fell backwards, then went n his side, could this be the case

Answer:

I am sorry but I am unable to determine the cause of you son's tibia fracture.  Spiral tibia fractures can occur from falls.

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Response by:

Robert Shapiro, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati