What is the most likely cause of the abnormality seen in the wrist X-ray from a 12 years old boy as shown below?
A. Scaphoid fracture
B. Colles’ fracture
Ans: D. Rickets
- The radiological image above shows cupping and fraying of the metaphyses, typically seen in rickets.
- “In active rickets there is thickening and widening of the growth plate, cupping of the metaphysis and, sometimes, bowing of the diaphysis.
- The metaphysis may remain abnormally wide even after healing has occurred.”