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Would a spiral fracture on an infant be visible on an X-ray ?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Sometimes these are not clearly visible depending on the direction the x-rays travel.
There are also curious lines that represent nutrient arteries that pass within and through the bone. The best films in smaller kids are taken from several directions and examined closely. A fracture that does not cause an angulation or separate some area of bone may be missed initially.

In brief: Depends
Sometimes these are not clearly visible depending on the direction the x-rays travel.
There are also curious lines that represent nutrient arteries that pass within and through the bone. The best films in smaller kids are taken from several directions and examined closely. A fracture that does not cause an angulation or separate some area of bone may be missed initially.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Not always
It depends if the break is out of alignment or some bone healing has occurred.

In brief: Not always
It depends if the break is out of alignment or some bone healing has occurred.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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