REVIEW ARTICLESPathologic fractures through benign bone lesions in children and adolescentsCruz, Aristides I. Jr MD; Lindskog, Dieter MDAuthor Information Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University, New Haven, CT The authors have no financial disclosures. Reprints: Aristides I. Cruz, Jr, MD, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University, 800 Howard Ave., 133 YPB, New Haven, CT 06519 Tel: +203 785 2729; fax: +203 785 7132; e-mail: [email protected] Current Orthopaedic Practice: July/August 2011 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p 351-361 doi: 10.1097/BCO.0b013e31822327bd Buy Metrics Abstract Pathologic fractures through benign bone lesions in children and adolescents should be approached in a systematic fashion in order to ensure appropriate management. The etiology, natural history, and treatment of the underlying abnormality must be taken into account when treating these fractures because the treatment of the fracture will often be altered by the presence of the lesion and vice versa. Most pathologic fractures through benign lesions can be treated closed; however, there are certain circumstances in which open treatment is advisable. A thorough and thoughtful evaluation of the patient who presents with a pathologic fracture through a benign lesion will help lead to an optimal outcome. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.