The definition and treatment of pediatric subtrochanteric femur fractures with titanium elastic nails.

@article{Pombo2006TheDA,
  title={The definition and treatment of pediatric subtrochanteric femur fractures with titanium elastic nails.},
  author={Mathew William Pombo and Jeffrey Scott Shilt},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={364-70}
}
PURPOSE Titanium elastic nailing (TEN) has become more common in the treatment of pediatric femur fractures in many European centers and in North America over the past several years. Prior studies have shown that the use of TEN for midshaft femur fractures results in excellent outcomes with an earlier return to activity, earlier mobilization, and a shortened hospital stay. However, subtrochanteric femur fractures continue to remain a difficult subset of fractures to care for, with loss of… CONTINUE READING

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