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DFTB in EMA #5 – Sticks and stones may break some bones


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This month in the EMA the DFTB team look at how we might treat a simple forearm fracture.

“Up to a quarter of the paediatric population of the UK present to an ED annually with a large number being due to falls. High-risk activities such as scooter riding, climbing on monkey bars and backyard trampolines are partially to blame although the implementation of safety netting for trampolines has led to a reduction in injuries.”

You can read the article here.


Tagg, A., Goldstein, H., Davis, T., and Lawton, B. (2016) Sticks and stones may break some bones.Emergency Medicine Australasia, doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12531.

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