Neurologic complications of pediatric femoral nailing.

  title={Neurologic complications of pediatric femoral nailing.},
  author={Kiehyun Daniel Riew and Peter F. Sturm and Dieter Rosenbaum and William C. Robertson and Ken Yamaguchi},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={16 5},
Neurologic complications of femoral rodding with interlocking nails were investigated in 35 consecutive pediatric patients, aged 10-17 years, with traumatic femur fractures. We examined various risk factors for neurologic complications, including timing and duration of surgery, preoperative and intraoperative traction type, adequacy of preoperative traction, intraoperative patient position, degree of comminution of the fracture, and use of interlocking screws. There were eight (22.2… CONTINUE READING