International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health
Vol.2 (7),pp. 88-91.July 2015
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IRJPEH/
Article 15/ID/JPRH045/04 pages
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Fractures in childhood
Christos Iliadis1, Monios Alexandros2, Papoulia Fotini3, Papadopoulou Lemonia4 and *Kourkouta Lambrini5
1Department of Nursing, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 57400, Greece
2Biologist, 7th Gymnasium of Athens, Athens 57400, Greece.
3R.N. of General Hospital S. Demetrious, Thessaloniki 54634, Thessaloniki, Greece.
4R.N. Of General Hospital S. Paul, Thessaloniki 55134, Thessaloniki, Greece
5Department of Nursing, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Thessaloniki, GR 574 00, Greece
*Corresponding AuthorE-mail: laku1964(at)yahoo.gr
Fractures constitute the 10-15% of all injuries in childhood. Their skeleton presents anatomical and functional differences from the skeleton of adults, thus causing different types of fractures. The purpose of this review study is to identify the types of childhood fractures, their specificities and methods of treatment. Also underlines the necessity of rehabilitation to ensure the health of children as well as the important role of prevention of these on the promotion of children’s health. Children from their small age are more susceptible to developing fractures due to their increased activity and theirs anatomical structures differ from adults. The difference of the child skeleton from adults is that children’s bones can absorb more energy from the bones of an adult before undergoing deformation and fracture. Fractures of childhood divided into non epiphysis fractures and epiphysis fractures. Due to the anatomical difference in children than adult’s skeleton there are some particularities in their healing and full recovery.
Key words: fractures, childhood, features, treatment