Open femur fractures in children: treatment, complications, and results.

  title={Open femur fractures in children: treatment, complications, and results.},
  author={C M Hutchins and Paul D. Sponseller and Peter Sturm and R Mosquero},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={20 2},
We evaluated retrospectively the treatment of 44 open femur fractures occurring between the lesser trochanter and the distal femoral physis in 43 children aged 16 years and younger. Fractures that involved the physis or that were a consequence of gunshot wounds were excluded. There were 25 grade I, 9 grade II, and 9 grade III fractures. The mean age at injury was 9.5 years. Ninety percent of the fractures were automobile related. More than 70% of the children had associated injuries. The… CONTINUE READING


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