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A rare case of lesser trochanter fracture
  1. Luke Duggleby,
  2. Ruchika Gupta,
  3. Dougie Thomas
  1. Paediatric Department, Lincoln County Hospital, United Lincolnshire Hospitals, Lincoln, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Luke Duggleby, Acorn House, Clough Lane, Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 1QR, UK; luke.duggleby{at}

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Avulsion fractures of the lesser trochanter are rare injuries; rarer still are those occurring in children. Often the mechanism is that of strenuous, dynamic movements, for example, jumping or sprinting.

Case report

A 19-month-old girl presented to the emergency department unable to weight bear on her right leg. She had jumped off a stool landing with …

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