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Operative Treatment of Fractures in Children Is Increasing: A Population-Based Study from Finland

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Wolters Kluwer Health
ISSN
0021-9355
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1535-1386
DOI
10.2106/JBJS.H.01519
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Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/jbjsjournal by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/10/2020 COPYRIGHT  2009 BY THE JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY,INCORPORATED Operative Treatment of Fractures in Children Is Increasing A Population-Based Study from Finland By Ilkka Helenius, MD, PhD, Tommi S. Lamberg, MD, PhD, Sakari Ka ¨ar ¨ iain ¨ en, MSc, Antti Impinen, MSc, and Mikko P. Pakarinen, MD, PhD Investigation performed at Turku Children’s Hospital, Turku; Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki; and the National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland Background: Epidemiological data on the incidence of surgical treatment of pediatric fractures are sparse. Our aim was to determine the incidence of in-hospital-treated fractures and of the surgical treatment of these fractures in children and adolescents. Methods: National Discharge Register data on pediatric fractures (in patients younger than the age of eighteen years) treated in the hospital in Finland between 1997 and 2006 were evaluated. Results: During the ten-year follow-up period, the incidence (per 100,000 persons) of fractures leading to hospitalization increased by 13.5% (from 319 in 1997 to 362 in 2006; p < 0.001). This change resulted mainly from an increase in the incidence of hospital-treated upper-extremity fractures (23% increase; from 189 in 1997

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The Journal of Bone and Joint SurgeryWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Nov 1, 2009

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