Obesity in Pediatric Trauma

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Abstract

  • Obese children with high-energy injuries present with more severe injuries, more extremity injuries, and higher Injury Severity Scores. They are at increased risk for complications, prolonged ventilation, and ICU stay and have increased mortality. Obesity is associated with altered bone mass accrual and higher fracture rates. Obese patients have a higher risk of loss of reduction of forearm fractures, more severe supracondylar fractures, and a higher likelihood of lateral condyle fractures. Obese patients are more likely to have complications with femur fractures and have higher rates of foot and ankle fracture.
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  • Ashley P; Gilbert SR
  • Start Page

  • 335
  • End Page

  • 343
  • Volume

  • 49
  • Issue

  • 3