International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018


Epidemiological Analysis of Forearm Fractures in Kashmiri Children

Hilal Ah Kotwal, Raja Rameez Farooqi, Mir Samiullah


Abstract: Background The objective of this study was to do an epidemiological analysis of forearm fractures in children in Kashmir region who were treated at the hospital for Bone and Joint Surgery Srinagar for two years. Method this was a retrospective study done over a two year period which include 600 children with forearm fractures who were treated at Bone and Joint Surgery Hospital Srinagar Kashmir. Each case was studied with respect to age, sex, trauma side, fracture type, associated injuries and the mechanism leading to trauma. Results Among all fractures analyzed during this interval of time, the most common was forearm fractures which accounted for 35.53 %, elbow fractures constitute 31.51 % of all fractures, which was second only to forearm fractures and femur fractures constituted the third (26 %). Rest of the fractures (8 %) constituted fractures of leg bone, clavicle, proximal humerus and others. Average age was 7 years. Most of the children were of age group 7 to 11 years. Among all elbow fractures males constituted 72 % of all fractures and female children were 28 % with male to female ratio of 2 1. The spring is the period of the greatest incidence of fractures (38 %), during the remaining seasons fractures in children include 37 % - summer, 14 % - autumn, 11 % - winter. . Left side dominated among all fracture types and constituted 70 % of all fractures. Most common mechanism of trauma was due to fall in recreational accidents (61.16 %).


Keywords: forearm, Children, Fracture, , Kashmir, Injury, Retrospective


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018,


Pages: 1081 - 1083


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Hilal Ah Kotwal, Raja Rameez Farooqi, Mir Samiullah, "Epidemiological Analysis of Forearm Fractures in Kashmiri Children", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20182876, Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018, 1081 - 1083

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