Emergency department evaluation and treatment of pediatric orthopedic injuries.

  title={Emergency department evaluation and treatment of pediatric orthopedic injuries.},
  author={Matthew D. Thornton and Karen Della-Giustina and Paul L Aronson},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  volume={33 2},
Orthopedic injuries in children are unique when compared to those of adults because of the physiologic differences, especially the growth plates, stronger periosteum, and dynamic state of growth. The approach to the orthopedically injured child requires a gentle yet thorough focus with consideration of the growth plates as a primary area of weakness and growth when the child sustains an injury. Understanding the developmental stages of bones is paramount to being able to manage any injuries… CONTINUE READING


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