Pediatric Hand Injuries: How Are Kids Different Than Adults?
This section will discuss two main areas: 1. a wide array of hand and finger fractures in the pediatric patient and how their treatment and therapy differs compared to adults. 2. evaluation and treatment of pediatric tendon injuries/lacerations. Specific case examples will be given, including partial finger tip amputations, Seymour fractures, proximal phalanx fractures, bony mallet injuries, sagittal band injuries and Zone 1 and Zone 2 flexor tendon injuries. Discussion will highlight therapy and treatment plans aimed specifically for the pediatric patient.
Discuss common pediatric hand and finger injuries
Describe the differences in treatment of pediatric finger fractures versus adult fractures
Describe specific hand therapies / modalities for pediatric patients