Overgrowth of the femur after fracture of the shaft in childhood.

  title={Overgrowth of the femur after fracture of the shaft in childhood.},
  author={P. Edvardsen and Sven Syversen},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={58 3},
Twenty-six children conservatively treated for fracture of the femoral shaft have been reviewed with regard to differences in limb length seven to ten years after the injury. In nine patients the clinical measurements were checked against radiographic measurements of both femora and tibiae. The following conclusions were reached. Nearly two-thirds of the patients had overgrowth of the femur of 10 millimetres or more. Shortening of 15 to 20 millimetres at the fracture site was well compensated… CONTINUE READING


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