Complications of rigid intramedullary rodding of femoral shaft fractures in children.

@article{Letts2002ComplicationsOR,
  title={Complications of rigid intramedullary rodding of femoral shaft fractures in children.},
  author={M. A. Letts and James B. Jarvis and Lou Lawton and Darin Davidson},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2002},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={
          504-16
        }
}
BACKGROUND Intramedullary rodding of femoral shaft fractures has been frequently performed in adults, but until recently rarely in children. It was the purpose of this study to investigate the experience with this treatment method at a pediatric trauma center. METHODS From 1987 to 1998, 54 children were treated for traumatic femoral fractures with intramedullary rods at a major pediatric trauma center. The average age was 15 years 3 months, ranging between 11 years 4 months and 17 years 11… CONTINUE READING
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