A GP guide to paediatric hand trauma

With a shorter window of intervention than adults, it is important to be aware of these common injury patterns of hand trauma in the paediatric population

Paediatric hand trauma is extremely common and results in a range of soft-tissue and bony injuries.

Before considering the common injury patterns in children, it is important to mention that, during the assessment, other injuries should be excluded, immunisation history reviewed and relevant past medical history explored.