MSK Quiz#20, Pediatric Fractures  

1. A 7-year-old boy falls while playing on the playground and presents with pain and swelling in his forearm. Radiographic imaging reveals a fracture in which one side of the bone is bent, and the cortical surface on the opposite side is disrupted but not completely broken. Which of the following types of fractures is most consistent with this finding? 

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2. An 8-year-old girl presents after falling off her bike onto an outstretched hand. She complains of wrist pain. Radiographs show a compression injury of the distal radius with buckling of the cortex, but without disruption of the opposite side of the bone. What is the most likely diagnosis? 

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3. A 10-year-old boy is brought to the emergency department after falling from a tree. His left forearm is visibly deformed, and he is in considerable pain. X-rays show that the radius is fractured in a way that one side of the bone is bent, and the cortical surface on the opposite side shows a clean break. Which type of fracture does this child most likely have? 

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4. Following a minor fall, a 6-year-old boy presents with mild pain and swelling in his distal forearm. There is no visible deformity. X-ray imaging reveals a slight bulging of the cortex of the radius, with no clear fracture line. What is the most likely diagnosis? 

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5. A 9-year-old girl fell while roller skating and landed on her left arm. She presents with pain and slight swelling in the mid-forearm but no deformity. X-ray reveals a compression fracture of the ulna with a characteristic "buckling" of the cortex but no disruption of the bone continuity. Which type of fracture is most likely present? 

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