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J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Aug;33 Suppl 8:S27-S32. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001547.

The Community Orthopaedic Surgeon Taking Trauma Call: Pediatric Foot Fracture Pearls and Pitfalls.

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Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.


Although foot fractures are relatively rare in children, they deserve respect and attention because they may be associated with troublesome long-term consequences. These injuries are more common in adolescents and teenagers. In an epidemiological study in Britain (Cooper et al 2004), the incidence of pediatric foot fractures was 10.5 per 10,000 children occurring equally in boys and girls and peaking around 13 years of age. This article focuses on 5 fracture types which are at higher risk of complications in the pediatric and adolescent age group.

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