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Hospitalized Swedish children with hand and forearm injuries: A retrospective review.

Ljungberg, Elinor LU ; Dahlin, Lars LU ; Granath, Fredrik and Blomqvist, Paul (2006) In Acta Pædiatrica 95(1). p.62-67
Abstract
Aim: To analyse incidences and find risk groups in children hospitalized with hand injuries in a national retrospective study. Methods: All children with a primary hand or forearm injury admitted to Swedish hospitals during 1987 - 2001 were retrieved from the Swedish Hospital Discharge Register and analysed as to incidence and characteristics. Results: Among 9855 children included, the median age was 7.0 y and two-thirds were boys. The incidence increased in both younger ( 0 - 6 y) and older ( 7 - 14 y) children. Wounds and fractures almost doubled, while muscle/tendon injuries decreased. In younger children, wounds and burns were the most frequent diagnoses. In older children, fractures and muscle/tendon injuries were common. Sharp... (More)
Aim: To analyse incidences and find risk groups in children hospitalized with hand injuries in a national retrospective study. Methods: All children with a primary hand or forearm injury admitted to Swedish hospitals during 1987 - 2001 were retrieved from the Swedish Hospital Discharge Register and analysed as to incidence and characteristics. Results: Among 9855 children included, the median age was 7.0 y and two-thirds were boys. The incidence increased in both younger ( 0 - 6 y) and older ( 7 - 14 y) children. Wounds and fractures almost doubled, while muscle/tendon injuries decreased. In younger children, wounds and burns were the most frequent diagnoses. In older children, fractures and muscle/tendon injuries were common. Sharp objects caused most of the injuries. University hospitals treated almost half of the children. Conclusion: The number of children with hand injuries admitted to hospitals in Sweden increased annually. Analyses of causes behind the increase are important to counter this trend. (Less)
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incidence, population-based study, hand injury, child, forearm injury
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Acta Pædiatrica
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95
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1
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62 - 67
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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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  • pmid:16373298
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1651-2227
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10.1111/j.1651-2227.2006.tb02181.x
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English
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  title        = {Hospitalized Swedish children with hand and forearm injuries: A retrospective review.},
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  volume       = {95},
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