Special Issue "Pediatric Fractures—Volume II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 October 2023) | Viewed by 13756
2. Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Erasmus University Medical Center – Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, P.O. Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: pediatric orthopedics; fractures; trauma; cartilage; sports
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Fractures are extremely common in children. The fracture risk in boys is 40%, and is 28% in girls. Although many pediatric fractures are frequently regarded as “innocent” or “forgiving”, typical complications do occur in this precious population, including premature physeal closure and post-traumatic deformity, which may cause life-long disability.
Despite the high incidence of pediatric injuries, there is still much debate regarding the optimal treatment regimes. Although non-operative and surgical treatment techniques have developed enormously during the past several decades, current management is still more eminence-based rather than evidence-based because of the limited scientific evidence. For example, the recently developed comprehensive Dutch clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of the most common pediatric fractures included almost solely “low” or “very low” level recommendations, based on the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) criteria. The only exceptions were some forearm fracture recommendations, which received “moderate” GRADEs. There is a clear lack of data and a need for higher-level science in pediatric trauma.
Considering the success and popularity of the previous Special Issue, “Pediatric Fractures”, published in the journal Children (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/children/special_issues/pediatric_fractures), we are now releasing a second Issue aiming to gather original research papers and review articles related to pediatric fractures, including the diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up of common fractures. Authors are also encouraged to submit papers on specific pediatric injuries, as well as vulnerable populations such as children with bone disease. We also welcome articles that discuss important advancements and novel interventions on closely related topics, including high-energy trauma, perioperative care, and complication management.
Dr. Christiaan J. A. van Bergen
Dr. Joost W. Colaris
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