Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma: An Evidence-Based Approach

Elizabeth W. Hubbard, Anthony I. Riccio

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The management of pediatric fractures has evolved over the past several decades, and many injuries that were previously being managed nonoperatively are now being treated surgically. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has developed clinical guidelines to help guide decision making and streamline patient care for certain injuries, but many topics remain controversial. This article analyzes the evidence regarding management of 5 of the most common and controversial injuries in pediatric orthopedics today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-210
Number of pages16
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2018


  • Clavicle fracture
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Femoral shaft fracture
  • Medial epicondyle fracture
  • Open fracture
  • Supracondylar humerus fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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