Intramedullary nails for pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures in older, heavier children: early results

@article{Reynolds2012IntramedullaryNF,
  title={Intramedullary nails for pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures in older, heavier children: early results},
  author={Richard A. K. Reynolds and Julie Elizabeth Legakis and Ronald N. Thomas and Theddy F. Slongo and JayB. Hunter and J. Clavert},
  journal={Journal of Children's Orthopaedics},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={181-188}
}
PurposeA common treatment for pediatric femur fractures is intramedullary nail (IMN) insertion. Elastic stable intramedullary nails (ESINs) are often used for these procedures in heavier patients, but the potential for complications and malunion is greater. We describe here a rigid IMN specifically designed for adolescents, the adolescent lateral entry femoral nail (ALFN). The purpose of this study was to compare the recovery and complications for patients treated with ESINs to those treated… CONTINUE READING
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