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Am J Public Health. 2004 Apr;94(4):558-60.

Femur fractures in infants and young children.

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Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA. tdesmond.brown@bmc.org

Abstract

Using an administrative database, we determined rates of femur fracture by year of age for children younger than 6 years and by month of age. The highest rate of femur fracture was in children younger than 1 year and in 2-year-olds; the greatest number of fractures occurred during the third month of life. While femur fractures in children are often due to accidental injury, the reasons for the peak in the first year and the subsequent decline are not clear.

PMID:
15054003
PMCID:
PMC1448296
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.94.4.558
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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