Conservative management of femoral shaft fractures in children.

T. Moses, K. L. Pan, M. Razak

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    Abstract

    Thirty-two children with femoral shaft fractures were treated conservatively with initial skin traction followed by an additional period in a spica cast. After 12 to 20 months of follow up, none had any pain and all of them were attending school without problems. Shortening of more than 2 cm occurred in 6 (19%) of the 32 patients. The most important factor associated with shortening was an overlap of more than 2 cm of shortening of the fracture ends at the time of cast fitting. The average compensatory overgrowth at final assessment was 7 mm. Angular deformity did not pose a problem. This is a safe, simple and practical method to treat childhood femoral shaft fractures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)22-26
    Number of pages5
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume53 Suppl A
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998

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    Femoral Fractures
    Traction
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    Conservative Treatment

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    Moses, T., Pan, K. L., & Razak, M. (1998). Conservative management of femoral shaft fractures in children. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 53 Suppl A, 22-26.

    Conservative management of femoral shaft fractures in children. / Moses, T.; Pan, K. L.; Razak, M.

    In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 53 Suppl A, 09.1998, p. 22-26.

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    Moses, T, Pan, KL & Razak, M 1998, 'Conservative management of femoral shaft fractures in children.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 53 Suppl A, pp. 22-26.
    Moses, T. ; Pan, K. L. ; Razak, M. / Conservative management of femoral shaft fractures in children. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1998 ; Vol. 53 Suppl A. pp. 22-26.
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