Fractures and Dislocations about the Elbow

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Acknowledgment The author would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Neil E. Green and Dr. Nathan L. Van Zeeland for their contributions to the previous versions of this chapter. Introducton…

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Skeletal Trauma in Young Athletes

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Introduction In the words of Mercer Rang, “children are not small adults.” Injuries in skeletally immature patients differ from those seen in adults because pediatric and adolescent skeletons are different…

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Fractures around the Knee in Children

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Introduction Traumatic forces applied to an immature knee result in fracture types that usually differ from those seen in adults. As in other anatomic regions in a growing child, the…

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Fractures of the Spine

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Introduction Spinal injuries in children are fortunately rare; they involve only 1% to 4% of children admitted to trauma centers. Treating pediatric patients with spinal injuries can be challenging. Clinical…

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Nerve Injury and Repair in Children

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Introduction Nerve injuries in children are relatively uncommon; however, children tend to put their hands in all sorts of unexpected places with sharp objects. Garbage disposals, conveyer belts, and dishwashers…

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Nonaccidental Trauma

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Introduction Intentional physical abuse to children is a grotesque act that no one likes to diagnose. This phenomenon accounts for 20% of all child abuse and neglect cases, which encompass…

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