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Fractures in Children

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Pediatric fractures

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. 

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