Hand Fractures in Children: Epidemiology and Misdiagnosis in a Tertiary Referral Hospital
The Journal of Hand Surgery, 08/01/2012
Chew EM et al. – The higher fracture incidence in teenagers is likely related to sports participation. Sports accounted for proximal fractures in older children, whereas young children sustained distal fractures through crushing injuries. Although the misdiagnosis rate seemed low, it might reflect that emergency physicians, who referred most of the cases, were adept at diagnosing fractures. To improve diagnostic accuracy, doctors should familiarize themselves with the location of epiphyses and look carefully for multiple fractures.