Rickets

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

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Refusing to use right arm following a fall.

Patient Data

Age: 1
Gender: Female
X-ray

Fraying, splaying and cupping of the distal radial and ulnar metaphyses. Widening of the physes. These findings are consistent with rickets

There is also evidence of an elbow joint effusion with the posterior fat pad evident. This suggests an occult supracondylar fracture as the cause for the patient refusing to use her arm. 

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Case information

rID: 10702
Published: 8th Sep 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Tag: rickets
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