[Experience with external fixation in treatment of shaft fractures in childhood].

@article{Weinberg1994ExperienceWE,
  title={[Experience with external fixation in treatment of shaft fractures in childhood].},
  author={Annelie Martina Weinberg and Heinrich Reilmann and Christoph Lampert and Lutz von Laer},
  journal={Der Unfallchirurg},
  year={1994},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={107-13}
}
In a retrospective study 89 shaft fractures sustained during childhood and treated by external fixation were analysed [80 fractures of the lower extremity (59 of the femur) and 9 of the upper extremity]. The operative investment (operating time, period of hospitalization, time for fluoroscopy, general anaesthesia, start of mobilization, number of X-rays) correlated with the success of the treatment. The overall complication rate was 19.1%. Technical errors occurred in 5.6% of all cases; the… CONTINUE READING

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