Flexion-distraction injuries in children and adolescents

Jeffrey Bruce Knox, Jennifer Asarias Knox, Robert Lane Wimberly, Anthony I. Riccio

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Abstract

Flexion-distraction injuries represent an uncommon pattern of injury in the pediatric population. Although this is a well-studied topic in adults, the literature on such injuries in children and adolescents is relatively sparse, with only low levels of evidence available to guide treatment. These injuries carry a high rate of concomitant injuries and a high morbidity and mortality in this population. Proper understanding of these complex injuries is important to ensure proper management and avoid complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-218
Number of pages5
JournalOrthopedics
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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