Epidemiology and etiology of fractures in children and adolescents


  • Abdullah Fuad Aborukbah Department of Orthopedics, Al Thager Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Sajidah Hisham Abu Alsaud Dammam Medical Complex, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdulmalik Essa Aldhafyan College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdulilah Fareed Hamdan College of Medicine, Al-Rayan Colleges, Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdullah Rashid Alaboudi Department of Orthopaedic, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Rami Moraya Sharahili Department of Radiology, King Hamad University Hospital, Muharraq, Bahrain
  • Abdullah Abdulaziz Alsharif College of Medicine, Al-Rayan Colleges, Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • Farah KH Albahraini College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
  • Majed Abdulrahman Alsahli College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdulaziz M. Alazemi Department of General Surgery, Aladan Hospital, Al Ahmadi, Kuwait
  • Basel Salem Alghamdy College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain




Fractures, Children, Adolescents, Epidemiology, Etiology


Fractures in children and adolescents are a significant public health concern. The incidence of fractures varies based on age, sex, and anatomical site, with falls, sports-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, child abuse, and pathological conditions identified as primary causes. Risk factors such as age, sex, physical activity, bone mineral density, body composition, and genetic factors contribute to fracture occurrence. Preventive measures targeting modifiable risk factors and promoting safety in physical activities are crucial for reducing the burden of fractures in children and adolescents. This review aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the epidemiology and etiology of fractures in children and adolescents. Understanding the epidemiological patterns and etiological factors can guide the development of effective prevention strategies and optimize fracture management in this population.


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How to Cite

Aborukbah, A. F., Abu Alsaud, S. H., Aldhafyan, A. E., Hamdan, A. F., Alaboudi, A. R., Sharahili, R. M., Alsharif, A. A., Albahraini, F. K., Alsahli, M. A., Alazemi, A. M., & Alghamdy, B. S. (2023). Epidemiology and etiology of fractures in children and adolescents. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(8), 2965–2968. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20232181



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