Epidemiological Study of Recent Fractures of the Leg in Children at the Albert Royer National Children's Hospital CenterJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2022-02-05
Authors : PA Mbaye; M Fall; C Seye; S-Camara; IB Welle; NF SECK; O Ndour; G Ngom;
Page : 916-919
Keywords : fracture; leg; child;
Objective: The aim of our study is to report the epidemiology of leg fractures in children to CHNEAR. Patients and Method: this was a descriptive retrospective study conducted from January 1 to 2019 to May 31, 2021, i.e. 29 months. Different epidemiological parameters were studied. Results: we collected 65 records of leg fractures in children. Patients under 5 years old were the most affected. The direct mechanism accounted for 72% of leg fractures. Public road accidents accounted for 49.23% of the circumstances of occurrence. The fractures were mainly located at the lower 1/3. Patients consulted directly in 63% of cases. The tibia was involved in 52% of cases. The fracture lines were transverse in 56.92%, oblique in 19.92%. The fractures were displaced in 43.07% of cases. We noted 25 cases of child-specific fractures, i.e. 41.66%. Associated lesions were found in 19 children, i.e. 29.23% of patients. Conclusion: fractures most often occur in boys who are victims of a road accident or a domestic accident. The majorities of fractures are not displaced and sit in the distal third.
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