Complications of plate fixation of femoral shaft fractures in children and adolescents.

@article{May2013ComplicationsOP,
  title={Complications of plate fixation of femoral shaft fractures in children and adolescents.},
  author={Collin May and Y H Yen and Adam Y. Nasreddine and Daniel J. Hedequist and Michael Timothy Hresko and Benton E. Heyworth},
  journal={Journal of children's orthopaedics},
  year={2013},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={235-43}
}
PURPOSE This study aims to critically analyze the major and minor complications that may be associated with plate fixation of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures. METHODS The medical records of skeletally immature patients (6-15 years of age) who underwent plate fixation of a diaphyseal femur fracture at a tertiary-care level-1 pediatric trauma center between 1/2003 and 12/2010 were reviewed. Demographic and clinical information regarding the mechanism of injury, fracture type, and surgical… CONTINUE READING