Challenge of the Week / Pediatrics / 07.19.19

A 3-year-old female patient presents with knee pain after falling from a swing set. The emergency department radiologist diagnosed the patient with a “toddler’s fracture” and radiographs reveal a nondisplaced fracture of the proximal tibial metaphysis. The patient is treated with a long-leg cast. Which of the following clinical deformities is possible after this injury?

  • Genu varum
  • Procurvatum
  • Recurvatum
  • Genu valgum