The multiply injured child

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Trauma is the leading cause of death and disability in children. Fractures are rarely the cause of mortality in multiply injured children but contribute significantly to morbidity. Regardless of the mechanism causing the multiple injuries, the initial medical management focuses on the life-threatening, non-orthopedic injuries to stabilize the child’s condition. Subsequent optimal treatment of orthopedic injuries, in a timely fashion, decreases the burden of musculoskeletal disability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Pediatric Upper Extremity
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781461485155
ISBN (Print)9781461485131
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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