Bone strength and structural deficits in children and adolescents with a distal forearm fracture due to mild trauma
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 08/20/2013Farr JN et al.
Although distal forearm fractures (DFFs) are common during childhood and adolescence, it is unclear whether they reflect underlying skeletal deficits or are simply a consequence of the usual physical activities, and associated trauma, during growth. DFFs during growth have two distinct etiologies: those due to underlying skeletal deficits leading to fractures with mild trauma versus those due to more significant trauma in the setting of normal bone strength.
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