Predicting the outcome of physeal fractures of the distal femur.

  title={Predicting the outcome of physeal fractures of the distal femur.},
  author={Alexandre Arkader and William C. Warner and Bernard David Horn and Rupali N Shaw and Lawrence M Wells},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={27 6},
BACKGROUND : Distal femoral epiphyseal fractures are uncommon but have a high incidence rate of complications. It is not clear whether there are any reliable predictor factors and whether the type of fracture, displacement (degree and direction), and treatment method alter the outcome. METHODS : We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts and images of all patients who sustained a distal femoral epiphyseal fracture and were treated at 2 large level I pediatric centers during the past 10… CONTINUE READING
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