Femoral shaft fractures in children.

  title={Femoral shaft fractures in children.},
  author={James I B Hunter},
  volume={36 Suppl 1},
Femoral shaft fractures are the commonest diaphyseal fractures of childhood after those of the radial and ulnar shaft and the tibial shaft. Common mechanisms include falls, particularly from playground equipment, motor vehicle accidents and sporting injuries. Unlike in adults, femoral shaft fractures are commonly isolated injuries in children. In infants, they may be due to non-accidental injury. Treatment of femoral shaft fractures varies with the age and size of children, associated injuries… CONTINUE READING
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