Correction by growth of rotational deformity after femoral fracture in children.

@article{Hgglund1983CorrectionBG,
  title={Correction by growth of rotational deformity after femoral fracture in children.},
  author={G H{\"a}gglund and Lars Ingvar Hansson and O. Norman},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={1983},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={858-61}
}
Fourteen children with femoral shaft fractures were studied for 10 years after fracture or until growth plate closure, using repeated anteversion measurements. A mean anteversion difference of 9.6 degrees between the fractured and intact sides after fracture consolidation decreased to 5.6 degrees (p less than 0.01), indicating that children have a considerable ability to correct a rotational deformity by growth, especially during the first years after fracture. It was also found that tibial pin… CONTINUE READING