The purpose of our study was to document the sites and distribution of mid-foot and fore-foot fractures in children, relating them to the pattern of injury with particular reference to the first metatarsal.
The clinical records and radiographs of 388 children with foot injuries were examined.
A total of 62 metatarsal and seven tarsal fractures were identified in 60 children.
The commonest fracture was of the fifth metatarsal, 45 per cent overall ; 90 per cent of these children were over 10 years old.
In children under 5 years old, first metatarsal fractures accounted for 73 per cent, but in children over 5 years old, these fractures accounted for only 12 per cent of the total.
In all, 6.5 per cent of all fractures and 20 per cent of first metatarsal fractures went unrecognized at the initial attendance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fracture, Métatarse, Enfant, Homme, Nourrisson, Epidémiologie, Royaume Uni, Europe, Os, Pied, Membre inférieur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Traumatisme, Pied pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fracture, Metatarsus, Child, Human, Infant, Epidemiology, United Kingdom, Europe, Bone, Foot, Lower limb, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Trauma, Disease of the foot
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0569879
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 01/03/1996.