Pediatric hand and wrist injuries

Ariel A. Williams, Heather V. Lochner

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In the last 40 years, childhood hand and wrist injuries have become progressively more common as children have become heavier and more active in high impact sports. The majority of children with such injuries do well, but treatment is not always straightforward. Distal radius fractures, scaphoid fractures, metacarpal and phalangeal fractures, nailbed injuries, and amputations are among the pediatric hand and wrist injuries most often seen by orthopedists. These are all discussed, with a focus on the most recent literature and areas of evolving controversy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-25
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013


  • Amputation
  • Avulsion
  • Distal radius fracture
  • Hand injuries
  • Metacarpal fracture
  • Nailbed injury
  • Pediatrics
  • Phalangeal fracture
  • Scaphoid fracture
  • Subungual hematoma
  • Trauma
  • Wrist injuries


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