Pediatric – week 9 discussion 2nd reply
The most common fractures in pediatric patients are those of the humerus, elbow, radius/ulna (forearm), tibia/fibula (legs) and pelvis. The age range for these types of fractures depends on various factors such as activity level, motor development and underlying health conditions that may increase risk for injury.
In general though younger children (0-3 years old) tend experience more upper extremity injuries due exploring environment using their hands arms; this includes humerus fractures which often result from a direct fall onto an outstretched arm or elbow dislocations due to pulling on furniture. Meanwhile older children (4-12 years old) sustain more lower limb trauma due active lifestyles – such as tibia/fibula sprains caused by running jumping while playing sports or pelvis bruises resulting from bike riding accidents.
Finally adolescents (13+ years old) usually have higher rates stress fractures than other age groups since bones still developing rapidly; this type injury can occur anywhere but is most commonly seen feet/ankles where bones are weaker particularly vulnerable sudden impact forces!
Therefore understanding what kind fracture each patient has can help healthcare providers determine best course treatment accordingly based on individual circumstances – making sure proper care given ensure good recovery moving forward.