Pediatric – week 9 discussion 2nd reply
Pediatric patients suffer the most frequent fractures: those of their humerus and elbows, elbows, radius/ulna, tibia/fibula, legs, pelvis, and humerus. This range of injuries can be caused by a variety factors, including activity levels and motor development.
Children aged 0-3 years have a higher incidence of upper extremity injuries than those who explore the environment with their arms. This includes humerus fractures that can be caused by a fall on an outstretched hand or dislocations from pulling furniture. Meanwhile older children (4-12 years old) sustain more lower limb trauma due active lifestyles – such as tibia/fibula sprains caused by running jumping while playing sports or pelvis bruises resulting from bike riding accidents.
Adolescents (13+) are more likely to sustain stress fractures because their bones continue to develop rapidly. This type of injury is common in feet and ankles, where the bones are particularly weak and vulnerable to sudden impact forces.
Therefore understanding what kind fracture each patient has can help healthcare providers determine best course treatment accordingly based on individual circumstances – making sure proper care given ensure good recovery moving forward.