Fractures happen when there’s more force applied to the bone than the bone can withstand. If your child has a fracture, it means that his bone has partially or completely broken.
A fracture in a child can be very different from a fracture in the same location in an adult, so it requires treatment by doctors and nurses trained to take care of children. Pediatric patients are at risk for a specific set of fractures for a variety of reasons. If the fracture involves the ends of the bone, it can affect the growth of the bone.