Simple fracture, transverse
These are simple diaphyseal fractures of the tibia with a transverse fracture line (<30º), located at any level of the tibial diaphysis.
These fractures are considered more serious than the transverse fractures because, once reduced, there is less contact surface at the fracture site.
This fracture is classified as an AO/OTA 42A3 fracture.
X-ray taken from Orozco R et al, (1998) Atlas of Internal Fixation. Used with kind permission.