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Plate peds subtrochs

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Ying Li, Benton E Heyworth, Michael Glotzbecker, Mark Seeley, Catherine A Suppan, Joel Gagnier, Kelly L VanderHave, Michelle S Caird, Frances A Farley, Daniel Hedequist
BACKGROUND: Studies have demonstrated a higher risk of complications when children with fractures in the proximal third of the femur and length-unstable fractures are treated with titanium elastic nails. Alternative treatment methods include open plating and submuscular plating. We are not aware of any published studies that directly compare titanium elastic nail and plate fixation of pediatric subtrochanteric femur fractures. The purpose of the present study was to retrospectively compare the outcomes and complications of titanium elastic nail and plate fixation of subtrochanteric femur fractures in children and young adolescents...
April 2013: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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