Management of femoral shaft fractures in the adolescent

F. A. Herndon, R. F. Mahnken, David Yngve, J. A. Sullivan

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Abstract

Forty-four patients (45 fractures) with open physes (age range 11-16 years) underwent treatment for femoral shaft fractures. Seven malunions occurred in the 24 fractures in the nonoperative group; none occurred in the 21 fractures treated by intramedullary nailing. Hospital stay was significntly shorter in the operatively treated patients. There was no premature growth arrest in the surgical group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume9
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Femoral Fractures
Intramedullary Fracture Fixation
Open Fractures
Length of Stay
Growth
Therapeutics

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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Herndon, F. A., Mahnken, R. F., Yngve, D., & Sullivan, J. A. (1989). Management of femoral shaft fractures in the adolescent. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 9(1), 29-32.

Management of femoral shaft fractures in the adolescent. / Herndon, F. A.; Mahnken, R. F.; Yngve, David; Sullivan, J. A.

In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1989, p. 29-32.

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Herndon, FA, Mahnken, RF, Yngve, D & Sullivan, JA 1989, 'Management of femoral shaft fractures in the adolescent', Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 29-32.
Herndon, F. A. ; Mahnken, R. F. ; Yngve, David ; Sullivan, J. A. / Management of femoral shaft fractures in the adolescent. In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 1989 ; Vol. 9, No. 1. pp. 29-32.
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