Since children’s bones are still growing, bone fractures in children are unique. Without proper diagnosis and treatment of pediatric fractures, patients can experience future complications. We work with children to make sure their bone fractures are diagnosed and treated correctly so they heal properly.
There are three bones that make up the elbow joint and allow you to bend and straighten your arm and turn your palm up and down.
The forearm is made up of two bones from your elbow to your wrist called your radius and ulna and can break anywhere along their length. Sometimes only one of the bones is broken and other times both bones break. Fractures near the wrist may be associated with a break through or near the growth plate.
The femur, or thigh bone, is the largest bone in the body. The top of the femur connects to the pelvis to form the hip joint and the bottom of the femur connects to the tibia or shin bone to form the knee joint.
The ankle is a common location for breaks in children. The ankle joint is made up of three bones: the tibia (shin bone), the fibula (smaller bone on the outside of the leg) and the talus (bone beneath the shin bone).
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Modern Orthopaedics of New Jersey is a team of top orthopaedic surgeons specializing in the treatment of upper extremity conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.
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