Fracture of the proximal tibial metaphysis in children is a rare injury but notorious for carrying the risk of subsequent valgus deformity of the tibia.
Trampoline-caused fracture of the proximal tibial metaphysis in children may not progress into valgus.
Materials and methods
We followed up six children who collectively sustained seven fractures of the proximal tibial metaphysis while trampolining with other heavier and/or older children. Initial and follow-up x-rays were reviewed by an orthopaedic surgeons and two radiologists.
None of the patients developed valgus deformity with follow-up.
Trampoline is associated with a specific type of injury to the proximal tibia when children are trampolining with other heavier children even without falling off the trampoline. This fracture is linear and complete, often non-displaced. Unlike “other” proximal tibial metaphyseal fractures, trampoline-associated proximal tibial metaphysical fracture in children is not associated with a risk of subsequent valgus deformity.
Level of evidence
Level 4. Type of study: case series.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Trampoline, Tibia, Fracture, Valgus