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Polytrauma in Young Children

  • Achim BraunbeckEmail author
  • Ingo Marzi

Abstract

Traumatic injuries are the main causes of morbidity and mortality in children up to the age of 14 years. Most of these deaths occur as a result of a combination of severe head, thoracic, abdominal, and/or skeletal trauma. Severe head injury is associated with the highest morbidity and mortality rates. Significant trauma in children up to the age of 5 years is most often caused by a fall from height at home.

Keywords

Polytrauma Pediatric Children Growth Plate Transitional Fractures 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma SurgeryJohann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversityFrankfurtGermany

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