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Definition of Fracture, toddler's

Fracture, toddler's: A torsion fracture of the tibia that occurs without bone displacement. This fracture is called toddler's fracture because it occurs in infants who are early on in their walking, causing a stress breakage of bone in the large bone of the leg below the knee.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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