Fractures of the Tibia and Fibula

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Introduction Nonphyseal fractures of the tibia and fibula are among the most common injuries involving the lower extremities in children and adolescents. ∗ ∗ They are second only to fractures…

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Fractures of the Femoral Shaft

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Introduction: Scope and Purpose The evolution of the treatment of pediatric femoral fractures has paralleled societal changes and expectations in the delivery of health care. Historically, clinicians were content to…

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Complications of Fractures in Children

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Acknowledgment The author would like to acknowledge and thank Robert N. Hensinger, MD, for his contributions to the previous versions of this chapter. Vascular Injuries Arterial Injuries Fifty-eight percent of…

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Physeal Injuries

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Acknowledgment The authors would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Manoj Ramachandran for his contributions to the previous version of this chapter. Introduction Preservation of the structure and function of…

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Pathologic Fractures in Children

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Introduction Pathologic fractures occur in diseased bone, and, in children, such fractures are caused by a spectrum of conditions different from those in adults. Children’s diseases frequently associated with pathologic…

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Fractures with Soft Tissue Injuries

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Acknowledgment The author would like to acknowledge Fred F. Behrens, MD (deceased), for his contributions to earlier versions of this chapter. Characteristics It is generally accepted that open fractures among…

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The Multiply Injured Child

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Introduction Children who are victims of severe trauma usually sustain musculoskeletal injuries. However, they may also have injuries to other body areas that can be severe and even life-threatening. Although…

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