Assessment of Prevalence of Fractures among Children Attending OPD Paediatrics: An Observational Study in A Tertiary Care Hospital in Lucknow
Background: The incidence of bone fracture is impacted by many factors including age and gender. Every third child is expected to sustain a fracture before age 17. Hence, we assessed the prevalence of fractures among children of known population.
Methods: A total of 100 patients who reported with bone fracture were included in the present study. Complete demographic details of all the patients were obtained. Detailed information in relation to the pattern and type of injury was also obtained. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analyzed. Results: There were 63 males and 37 females. Incidence of fractures was significantly higher in males in comparison to females. Radius was the most common bone to be fractures, found to be present in 27 males and 15 females. Conclusion: Fractures among pediatric population are significantly more common in males, with radius being the most common bone to be fractures.
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