Can the height of fall predict long bone fracture in children under 24 months?

Bhakti Hansoti, Tom Beattie

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AIMS: It can be difficult to determine the exact mechanism of injury in infants and babies aged 24 months and under. Falls are the most common mechanism of injury in children. The purpose of this study is to identify the relationship between reported height of fall and long bone fracture. METHODS: All children aged under 24 months who sustained a fracture (in the year 2003) were identified prospectively on the departmental fracture database. These children were matched for age and sex with children identified as having fallen but not having sustained a fracture. RESULTS: Sixty-three children aged 24 months and under were studied. The median height of fall in this group was 48 cm and that in the control group was 20 cm, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-286
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume12
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Can the height of fall predict long bone fracture in children under 24 months? / Hansoti, Bhakti; Beattie, Tom.

In: European Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 6, 12.2005, p. 285-286.

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