Clinical Orthopedics and Rheumatology

Management of Paediatric Wrist Fractures in The Community – Time to Rethink Our Approach?

*Ivan Koay
Department Of Orthopedic Surgery, New Zealand

*Corresponding Author:
Ivan Koay
Department Of Orthopedic Surgery, New Zealand
Email:koayi@doctors.org.uk

Published on: 2019-02-22

Abstract

Paediatric wrist fractures are one of the more common injuries presenting to medical centres and emergency departments world-wide. Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) database and 2010 US Census information indicate that among the paediatric population

Keywords

Paediatric Wrist Fractures,Orthopedics

Introduction

Paediatric wrist fractures are one of the more common injuries presenting to medical centres and emergency departments world-wide. Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) database and 2010 US Census information indicate that among the paediatric population (0-19y) fracture occurrence was 9.4 per 1000 children with fractures of the lower arm accounting for 17.8% of all fractures reported [1]. These numbers have been noted to be steadily increasing over the last 40years with some conjecture that this may be due to the increased involvement in formal sports activities at an increasingly higher level, improved access to medical care along with more accurate medical assessments and increased use of radiological imaging to obtain diagnosis [2]