Pediatric – week 9 discussion 2nd reply
Children are most likely to suffer fractures of the elbow, tibia/fibula, ulna/radius (forearm), and pelvis. Age ranges for fractures of this type depend on a variety of factors, including activity levels, motor skills and other health issues that can increase the risk for injury.
Children (0-3 years) are more likely to suffer upper extremity injury due their exploration of the environment with hands and arms. This includes elbow dislocations from pulling furniture or humerus injuries that result when a child falls directly onto an arm. 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.
This type of injury is more common in adolescents than any other group, as the bones are still developing. It can happen anywhere but most often occurs on feet/ankles because they have weaker bones and therefore are vulnerable to sudden impacts.
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.