An Extensive Study of Children's Forearm Fracture Patterns and Treatment
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1693-1699
AbstractBackground: The current body of scientific literature does not fully comment on the pattern of paediatric forearm fractures. This study's goal is to identify any recurrent patterns related to paediatric forearm fractures in India.
Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted in a trauma centre designated as level I. The study population included patients up to the age of 18 who presented with forearm fractures between June 2020 to May 2022. Individuals who were recruited had their demographic information taken from their medical records, and plain films were used to locate any fractures that may have occurred. We calculated means and standard deviations when dealing with continuous variables, but frequencies and percentages when dealing with categorical variables.
Results: Patients' ages varied widely, from 1 year 2 months to 18 years; the average age was 10.42 years (SD = 4.56 years) in this study. Men made up 80.8% of the total, with women making up 53.1%. Patients who fell were more likely to be injured (82.1 percentage points, p 0.001) than those who did not. There was no statistically significant difference in the prevalence of any particular fracture location between the two age groups. After the distal third of the forearm (34.2%), the distal third of the forearm diaphysis was the most prevalent location for fractures to occur.
Conclusion: Children’s of school-age often get forearm fractures in accidents. It was found in this research that distal radius fractures were the most common type. Falls were the leading cause of injury, highlighting the need for further monitoring and protection in areas frequented by large groups of youngsters.
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