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Titanium Elastic Nails for Pediatric Femur Fractures: A Multicenter Study of Early Results with Analysis of Complications
Titanium elastic nailing is used instead of traction and casting in many European centers, but limited availability has prevented widespread use in North America. Before a planned general release inExpand
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Management of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee is being seen with increased frequency in pediatric and young adult athletes and is thought to be, in part, owing to earlier and increasingly competitive sportsExpand
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Neurophysiological detection of impending spinal cord injury during scoliosis surgery.
BACKGROUND Despite the many reports attesting to the efficacy of intraoperative somatosensory evoked potential monitoring in reducing the prevalence of iatrogenic spinal cord injury during correctiveExpand
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Titanium elastic nailing of fractures of the femur in children. Predictors of complications and poor outcome.
Between 1996 and 2003 six institutions in the United States and France contributed a consecutive series of 234 fractures of the femur in 229 children which were treated by titanium elastic nailing.Expand
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Lateral-entry pin fixation in the management of supracondylar fractures in children.
BACKGROUND There has been controversy regarding the optimal pin configuration in the management of supracondylar humeral fractures in children. A crossed-pin configuration may be mechanically moreExpand
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Management of Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures
Abstract Femoral shaft fractures are the most common major pediatric injuries managed by the orthopaedic surgeon. Management is influenced by associated injuries or multiple trauma, fractureExpand
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Pyomyositis in children and adolescents: report of 12 cases and review of the literature.
Pyomyositis initially was observed more commonly in the developing world but now is reported with increasing frequency in the United States. The presentation is nonspecific and the differentialExpand
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The Operative Management of Pediatric Fractures of the Lower Extremity
The vast majority of pediatric fractures of the upper extremity can and should be treated with closed reduction, immobilization, and close follow-up. However, there is an ongoing debate in theExpand
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Factors distinguishing septic arthritis from transient synovitis of the hip in children. A prospective study.
BACKGROUND Distinguishing septic arthritis from transient synovitis of the hip in children can be challenging. Authors of recent retrospective studies have used presenting factors to establishExpand
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Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Clinical Criteria in Predicting Successful Nonoperative Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans in Children
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers promise as a noninvasive method to determine the potential of an osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesion to heal without surgical intervention. The purpose ofExpand
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