Intramedullary nailing of pediatric femoral fractures.

@article{Galpin1994IntramedullaryNO,
  title={Intramedullary nailing of pediatric femoral fractures.},
  author={Robert D. Galpin and Ross Baxter Willis and N Sabano},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={1994},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={
          184-9
        }
}
This retrospective study reviews our results with intramedullary nail fixation of 37 fractures of the femur in 35 skeletally immature patients. Five of these fractures were open. Twenty-two patients (average age 12 + 9 years) were treated with reamed intramedullary nails. Fifteen patients (average age 9 + 6 years) were treated with nonreamed nails. All fractures united in 6-12 weeks. There were no infections, delayed or nonunions, nor were there any incidences of avascular necrosis. There were… CONTINUE READING

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