Special Issue "Treatment of Childhood Fractures and Trauma"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 658
2. Department of Pediatric Surgery, Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital, LMU University Hospital, 80337 Munich, Germany
3. Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Interests: pediatric trauma; posttraumatic deformities; polytrauma management
Pediatric trauma is a common occurrence and carries a substantial risk of long-term morbidity and disability. However, expertise in this area is often diluted because most pediatric trauma is managed in facilities that mainly treat adult patients. Treatment of children, however, requires special expertise. Treatment of two age groups are particularly controversial: those very young (under 5 years of age) and adolescents. In young children, a nonoperative approach often yields better results. If operative intervention is considered, care must be taken not to compromise long-term growth by injury to the growth plates. In the older group, the question arises of at what stage adolescent patients should be subjected to adult surgical methods.
This issue focuses on patients in the aforementioned age groups, comparing different contemporary and innovative therapeutic methods, as well as nonoperative and operative algorithms. We will address the treatment of post-traumatic deformities and indications for surgical intervention. In addition, international experts discuss current pediatric polytrauma management, and how to deal with nonaccidental trauma.
We hope that, with this Special Issue, we can provide a guide for this special patient population.
Dr. Ferdinand Wagner
Prof. Dr. Oliver J. Muensterer
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- pediatric trauma
- pediatric trauma imaging
- growth guidance
- pediatric polytrauma management
- nonaccidental trauma in children