As children and teenagers return to summer activities and school sports, particularly after the pandemic down-time, injuries, including fractures, are on the rise. Brendan Williams, MD, attending pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Sports Medicine and Performance Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses: physical exam findings that raise suspicion for fractures; the Ottowa Ankle Rules; clavicle fractures in older children (not newborns); how skeletal maturity changes fracture management decisions; pain management and immobilization guidance for sprains; when to send patients who are still in pain for follow-up evaluation or additional imaging; injury prevention advice to share with patients and families; when to send patients straight to the emergency room; and more.
Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients.
This Primary Care Perspectives Podcast episode was originally released on July 26, 2021.
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