Locked rigid antegrade intramedullary nailing of adolescent femoral fractures using a lateral trochanteric entry point.

@article{Hampton2016LockedRA,
  title={Locked rigid antegrade intramedullary nailing of adolescent femoral fractures using a lateral trochanteric entry point.},
  author={Moss Hampton and Nidu Maripuri and Sonali Khandekar and Siobhan Giles and J. A. Fernandes and Stanley R. Jones},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  year={2016},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={
          829-835
        }
}
The purpose of this study is to present our experience of treating adolescent femoral fractures using a locked intramedullary nail with a lateral trochanteric entry point. We retrospectively reviewed 15 femoral fractures in 13 adolescents who were treated in our unit between 2011 and 2014. Data collected included patient demographics, mechanism of injury, type of fracture, associated injuries, time to union and complications. A radiographic review was also undertaken. The mean time to… CONTINUE READING

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