Vol. 5, Issue 12 (2019)
Epidemiologic features of traumatic fractures in children and adolescents
Author(s): Dr. M Aravinda, Dr. Shyam Sundar S, Dr. Nishanth Gowda N, Dr. Sandesh KS
Abstract: The goals of medical practitioners and the essence of the public health sector are to foster the wellness of members of the public. In the context of this research, understanding the prevalence of traumatic fractures among children, the causative factors, and the available intervention that would be integral in boosting the chances of prognosis for individuals that suffer from traumatic fractures is essential. In a bid to understand the epidemiology of the condition, a qualitative research approach is adopted. Cases of traumatic fractures are recorded at the KVG Medical College. Since the study focuses on children and the adolescent, persons aged between one and nineteen years only were included in the study. The study demonstrated that the prevalence of traumatic fractures were more prevalent among male children and teenagers than their female counterparts. The propensity of males to suffering from traumatic fracture was attributed to nature of games that boys play as opposed to their female counterparts. Principally, the prevalence of the condition can be reduced if parents demonstrate more care to the nature of activities that children and teenagers indulge in on a daily basis.