Children's orthopaedics in the tropics

Sharaf Ibrahim, Abdul Hamid Abdul-Kadir

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Abstract

In this chapter, an epidemiological and clinical survey of children's orthopaedics and trauma, as these relate to countries in the tropics, is presented. While there is a similarity with the majority of diseases encountered in the developed countries, there are certain defining characteristics in the incidence, the pattern, the severity or otherwise, and in the clinical presentation of many of these diseases. These peculiarities are the result of subtle influences exerted by changes in the environment and human behavior, wet and humid weather conditions coupled with changing weather patterns, poor socio-economic status, population density, population movement, low literacy and health awareness, and traditional, fatalistic, and mystical beliefs. The problems of accessibility to modern health-care facilities and services, compounded with a reluctance to seek treatment early and the fear of surgical intervention, also influence the outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChildren's Orthopaedics and Fractures: Third Edition
PublisherSpringer London
Pages179-193
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781848826106
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Weather
Orthopedics
Health Literacy
Health Facilities
Population Density
Developed Countries
Health Services
Fear
Economics
Delivery of Health Care
Incidence
Wounds and Injuries
Population
Therapeutics
Surveys and Questionnaires

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Ibrahim, S., & Abdul-Kadir, A. H. (2010). Children's orthopaedics in the tropics. In Children's Orthopaedics and Fractures: Third Edition (pp. 179-193). Springer London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-611-3_12

Children's orthopaedics in the tropics. / Ibrahim, Sharaf; Abdul-Kadir, Abdul Hamid.

Children's Orthopaedics and Fractures: Third Edition. Springer London, 2010. p. 179-193.

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Ibrahim, S & Abdul-Kadir, AH 2010, Children's orthopaedics in the tropics. in Children's Orthopaedics and Fractures: Third Edition. Springer London, pp. 179-193. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-611-3_12
Ibrahim S, Abdul-Kadir AH. Children's orthopaedics in the tropics. In Children's Orthopaedics and Fractures: Third Edition. Springer London. 2010. p. 179-193 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-611-3_12
Ibrahim, Sharaf ; Abdul-Kadir, Abdul Hamid. / Children's orthopaedics in the tropics. Children's Orthopaedics and Fractures: Third Edition. Springer London, 2010. pp. 179-193
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