A Comprehensive Approach
There is a saying in pediatrics that "Children are not just small adults." This statement is especially true when caring for athletic injuries that occur in the child and adolescent.
Children and adolescents are very active individuals and during free play and or sports may sustain an injury. A fracture is a soft tissue injury accompanied by a break or crack in the underlying bone. Many fractures are treated by simple immobilization. Some may require more advanced care.