Pediatrics at HSS

Fracture and Trauma Care

Fracture and Trauma Care

Children love to run, hop, skip, jump, and tumble.  With all this activity, there is a good possibility they may take a spill at home, the playground, or the playing field.  While many of these may be harmless, in some cases, children may fracture - or "break" - their bones.  If you suspect a fracture, you should obtain prompt medical attention for the child so that the bones can be set for proper healing.

The HSS Pediatric Fracture and Injury Hotline 1.877.HSS.1KID (1.877.477.1543) provides 24-hour coverage of pediatric trauma and fracture cases.

Femur (Thigh bone) Fractures

Despite the size and strength of the thighbone, itís not uncommon for a child to experience the thighbone (femur) fracture.

Elbow Fractures in Children

When children injure their elbows, itís particularly important to pay close attention to their symptoms and to seek prompt medical attention if pain and swelling persist, as the elbow may be fractured (broken).

Tibial Pseudarthrosis

Tibial pseudarthrosis is the name given to a fracture of the tibia (the larger of the two bones in the lower leg) that does not heal correctly. This incorrect bone healing is referred to by orthopedists as "nonunion".

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