A 5-year-old boy presents with right leg pain and a limp. His parents report it started after he was bouncing on the trampoline with his older sibling but they did not notice any specific trauma. He has tenderness over his proximal shin with no obvious injury. You suspect a fracture and obtain x-rays of the right knee (Figure 1).
Resources and References
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- G.A. Smith, B.J. Shields. Trampoline related injuries to children. Arch Ped Adoles Med, 152 (1998), pp. 694-699