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Paediatric Minor Trauma

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Paediatric Minor Trauma

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Paediatric Minor Trauma

  1. 1. Paediatric Minor TraumaA game of spot the fracture
  2. 2. Kids break bones It probably isn’t just a sprain
  3. 3. Kids bones are different • Bones are relatively weak, ligaments are strong • Easy to break • Easy to avulse • Growth plates not yet fused
  4. 4. Different Types & Patterns • Avulsions • Greenstick • Buckle/Torus • Salter Harris • I to V • NAI
  5. 5. Beware of • Abrupt angles • Blips, bumps in bones • Small fragments • Glancing over growth plates
  6. 6. Take home points • Start with the premise “it is probably broken” • Know your injury patterns • Avulsions • Salter Harris • Greenstick and buckle • Suspect NAI if • Non-ambulant and fracture • Suspicious type of fracture

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