Trauma: Original ArticleCuboid Nutcracker Fracture Due to Horseback Riding in Children Case Series and Review of the LiteratureCeroni, Dimitri MD; Rosa, Vicenzo De MD; Coulon, Geraldo De MD; Kaelin, André MD Author Information From the Clinique d'Orthopédie et de Traumatologie Pédiatrique, Hôpital des Enfants, Geneva, Switzerland. None of the authors received financial support for this study. Reprints: Dimitri Ceroni, MD, Pediatric Orthopedics Department, Children's Hospital, 6, rue Willy Donzé, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland. E-mail: [email protected]. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: July 2007 - Volume 27 - Issue 5 - p 557-561 doi: 10.1097/01.bpb.0000279031.66774.c0 Buy Metrics Abstract We report 4 cases of nutcracker fractures of the cuboid resulting from equestrian sport in pediatric population. These lesions are often consistent with a trauma in forced abduction of the forefoot. The particular mechanism of the cuboid fracture due to horseback riding in children is discussed. The methods used to radiographically evaluate the compression fracture of the cuboid and its associated injuries are presented. Left untreated, these fractures can lead to severe alterations in foot mechanics and function, such as to severe pain. In addition, the surgical treatment to correct the nutcracker fracture of the cuboid in our patients is presented. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.