Pediatric skeletal trauma: a review and historical perspective.

@article{RodriguezMerchan2005PediatricST,
  title={Pediatric skeletal trauma: a review and historical perspective.},
  author={E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2005},
  volume={432},
  pages={8-13}
}
Pediatric fractures are commonly classified into five types: plastic deformation, buckle fracture, greenstick fracture, complete fracture, and physeal injuries. The most important anatomic characteristic in the pediatric skeleton is the presence of growth plates and the thick periosteum. It is important to emphasize that just as adult intra-articular fractures require anatomic reduction, so do pediatric articular injuries. The periosteum in children contributes immensely to rapid fracture… CONTINUE READING

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