Cruris Fracture among Child Patients in Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital Bandung

Wenny Dwi Chandra, Yoyos Dias Ismiarto, Alwin Tahid, Nucki Nursjamsi Hidayat

Abstract


Background: Cruris are lower extremity fractures commonly found in children. These dangerous fractures
may alter the quality of life of the patients. This study was conducted to explore the characteristics of cruris
fractures in children.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was performed by reviewing the medical records of children
who were hospitalized at the Department of Orthopaedi and Traumatology, Dr. Hasan Sadikin General
Hospital Bandung during 2010–2011.

Results: On two years study, 62 cases have been reported. Most cases occurred among senior high school
group (37.1%). Boys (71.0%) have a higher rate of fractures than girls. Fractures most frequently occurred
by traffic accidents (87.1%). The fractures are mostly open (58.1%). The common fracture site was tibia
(50.0%) rather than fibula (3.2%) and the most frequent location was on the right side (79.0%) and on the
middle third of the leg (41.9%). Majority of the patients went home in good condition (79.0%).

Conclusion: Fractures are most frequently occurred in April because of high humidity. The causes and
distribution of the fractures based on diagnosis were related to another study. Furthermore, additional
studies are needed to explore the characteristics of cruris fracture among children, not only in certain
hospital but also in Indonesia especially in West Java.[AMJ.2015;2(1):276–80]


Keywords


Characteristic, child, cruris, fractures

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