Surgical and nonsurgical pediatric hand fractures: a cohort study

Hand fractures are common pediatric injuries, but there are relatively few studies on their epidemiology.,, Although most do well with immobilization alone, there is a subset of approximately 10%, that require surgical intervention. It is common to describe a fracture by physical examination findings (eg, rotated or nonrotated) or radiographic findings (eg, angulation on anterior–posterior radiograph of 20°), but it is rare that surgical treatment is dictated by any one individual finding. The purpose of this study is to report on hand fractures in a large pediatric cohort of patients, which were managed either nonsurgically or surgically, and to identify the characteristics and patterns of fractures that required surgical correction.

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  1. Ceilidh Kinlin

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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