Accidental and nonaccidental femur fractures in children.

  title={Accidental and nonaccidental femur fractures in children.},
  author={Susan A Scherl and Lucy H Miller and Nikki Lively and Scott L Russinoff and Christopher M. Sullivan and Paul Tornetta},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
A retrospective review of 207 patients younger than 6 years of age who sustained nonpathologic diaphyseal femur fractures was done, which emphasized the characteristics of accidental versus nonaccidental injury. There were 214 fractures in 123 boys and 83 girls (the gender of one patient was unknown). The average age of the patients was 2.73 years. Mechanisms of injury were pedestrian struck by a car (62 patients), falls (92 patients), and motor vehicle accidents (10 patients). Nineteen… CONTINUE READING

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