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Foot injuries in children 

Foot injuries in children
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Foot injuries in children
Author(s):

M.J. Oddy

and Deborah M. Eastwood

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.014011
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date: 12 December 2019

The child’s foot is very supple but when injuries do occur conventional imaging is not as valuable as it should be because of the late ossification. Accessory centres of ossification complicate matters

Transchondral fractures are not easily seen on conventional x-rays

Lawnmower injuries (shredding of the forefoot) should have a slightly more tissue-preserving approach than in adults

Lacerated tendons in the hindfoot need repairing if foot growth is to be normal.

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