Parents urged not to ignore children’s fractures

March 18, 2016 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Health experts have said that children count for almost 35 percent of all bone fracture cases. If not treated by a qualified doctor or consultant, these bones can be damaged further, go curved and cause morbidity for patients.

Many cases are mismanaged by traditional bone fixers (kumhars) and quacks which sometimes result in less or no blood supply to affected hands or feet after wrapping bandage round them tightly.

They were delivering lectures in different sessions on the second day of the 3rd International Paeds Orthopaedicon 2016 in the Auditorium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).

Speakers included Prof Mohammad Amin Chinoy, Prof Mohammad Ayub Leghari, Prof Mohammad Umer, Dr Saeed Minhas, Prof Anis Bhatti, Prof Jose Morcuende of Ponseti International, Dr Shumaila Arooj, Dr Masood Umer, Prof Zaid Al Aubaidi of UAE, Prof Naseem Salahuddin, Prof Ghulam Mehboob and others.

Prof Benjamin Joseph and Prof Taral Nagda participated in session through video link from India.

Senior doctors told that they are handling many cases mismanaged by quacks and traditional healers. “Parents should not ignore children’s fractures at all as they can be a big trouble for future of kids. Such incidence can occur while playing. If such cases are not timely treated can aggravate the disease,” they added.

Sessions on management of hip disorders: Perthes’ Diseae, SCFE, Congenital Coxa Vera were also held.