Operative treatment of femoral shaft fractures in children and adolescents.

  title={Operative treatment of femoral shaft fractures in children and adolescents.},
  author={James H Beaty},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  • James H Beaty
  • Published 2005 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
Although femoral shaft fractures constitute fewer than 2% of all fractures in children and adolescents, their treatment has produced many pieces of literature and years of controversy. Prevailing opinion has favored nonoperative and operative treatment, and a variety of techniques have been advocated to avoid complications such as nonunion, limb-length discrepancy, malalignment, osteonecrosis, and growth disturbance. Currently, operative methods of treatment generally are favored to allow early… CONTINUE READING
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