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J Trauma. 1977 May;17(5):351-4.

Fractures and dislocations of the extremities in children.

Abstract

A prospective study of 410 fractures seen in 398 children during 1 year was carried out. Fractures were more common on the left, and the upper extremities were more frequently injured than the lower extremities. The two commonest sites were the hand and the distal forearm. The radius was the bone most commonly fractured. Fifty-seven (13.9%) of the fractures involved epiphyses and 67 (16.3%) were torus fractures. Of the 398 patients 236 were males. There was a slightly increased incidence of fractures in the summer months and in older patients.

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