General Principles of Pediatric Trauma

Chapter

Abstract

Most childhood fractures can be adequately treated by nonoperative measures, especially given the remodeling potential in skeletally immature patients. Physeal fractures may be complicated by growth disturbance, resulting an angular deformity and limb length inequality. Treating fractures and/or dislocations that present in a delayed manner is challenging and the outcomes are inferior to when patients present for care immediately following injury.

Keywords

Arthritis Syringe Drilling Ketamine Osteomyelitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Orthopaedic SurgeryChildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Honorary Consultant in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled ChildrenJanagal, KavreNepal
  3. 3.Department of OrthopedicsHospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children (HRDC)Janagal, KavreNepal

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