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Hand and Upper Extremity Fractures in Children and Adolescents


Authored by Jeffrey Wint, MD A child’s bone is different than a fully-grown adult’s. There are different types of fractures in children than adults. There are special patterns of injury and fracture for children of different age as well. These differences influence the treatment and care of a fracture in a child’s upper extremity. When a child fractures a bone, the degree of injury, the location, the type of bone injured as well as the age of the child plays