Paediatric torus fracture
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Paediatric torus fracture

Sarah Grylls Allison Sister and emergency nurse practitioner, Children at Watford General Hospital

SARAH GRYLLS ALLISON proposes an emergency department ‘one-stop’ treatment for torus fracture that removes the need for immobilisation, orthopaedic involvement and follow-up X-ray

Fracture injuries in children account for up to 20 per cent all of paediatric attendances to emergency departments (EDs) (Hart et al 2006). Seven per cent of these attendances involve fractures of the wrist and forearm, of which up to half are identified as torus, or buckle, fractures (Plint et al 2003).

Emergency Nurse. 16, 6, 22-25. doi: 10.7748/en2008.

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