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BACKGROUND The management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in skeletally immature patients is controversial. Conventional adult reconstruction techniques risk potential iatrogenic growth disturbance due to physeal damage. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of a physeal sparing, combined intra-articular and extra-articular(More)
BACKGROUND The management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in skeletally immature patients is controversial. Conventional adult reconstruction techniques risk potential iatrogenic growth disturbance due to physeal damage. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of a physeal sparing, combined intra-articular and extra-articular(More)
BACKGROUND The safety of delayed surgical treatment of severe supracondylar elbow fractures in children remains debated. No large studies have evaluated complications of injury and surgery evaluating only type 3 fractures. Our aim was to review the results of our experience treating children with severe supracondylar elbow fractures at various time points(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the changing referral patterns, operative pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures are increasingly being treated at tertiary referral centers. To expedite patient flow, type II fractures are sometimes pinned in a delayed manner. We sought to determine if delay in surgical treatment of modified Gartland type II supracondylar humerus(More)
BACKGROUND Radically different conclusions exist in the pediatric orthopaedic and vascular literature regarding the management of patients with a pink hand but no palpable radial pulse in association with a supracondylar humeral fracture. METHODS One thousand two hundred and ninety-seven consecutive, operatively treated supracondylar humeral fractures in(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of late infection published in the literature varies from 1% to 12% with varying definition of late infection (range, 3 mo to 1 y). Current evidence suggests implant removal and antibiotic therapy is necessary to clear these infections. A high incidence of late (>1 y) deep infection after instrumented spinal fusion was identified at(More)
BACKGROUND Nearly all pediatric humeral shaft fractures can be successfully treated with closed methods. Some patients, however, require internal fixation either because of an inability to maintain an adequate reduction, significant soft tissue injury, or concomitant fractures. METHODS This is a retrospective review of all traumatic humeral shaft(More)
This report describes the presentation and operative treatment of a 3-year-old boy who survived a motor vehicle accident that resulted in a C6-7 distraction injury, complete avulsion of the spinal cord, and gross spinal instability. Only 5%-10% of all spinal cord and vertebral column injuries occur in children. Survival after such an injury is exceptionally(More)
UNLABELLED Advanced imaging often is obtained in children suspected of having osteoid osteoma. We hypothesized that magnetic resonance imaging gives a falsely aggressive appearance and that computed tomography is better for identifying osteoid osteoma. This is the first prospective blinded study comparatively assessing these imaging studies in children.(More)
STUDY DESIGN A case report of a child with Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the posterior elements of the cervical spine treated conservatively and with long-term follow-up is described. OBJECTIVES To describe the unique diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of treating Langerhans cell histiocytosis located atypically in the posterior elements of the(More)