Treatment selection in pediatric femoral shaft fractures

Seref Aktas, Huseyin Sarisaltik


Both conservative and surgical techniques are widely used in the treatment of femoral shaft fractures in children. In our study immediate spica-cast application for 0-2 ages, 90/90 skeletal traction (average 16.7 days) +Spica-cast application (average 7.2 weeks) for 2-10 ages, surgical treatment for above 10 age and fractures with associated injuries were used. Excellent and good result in 92% of cases, poor results in %8 of cases were obtained. Age groups and associated injuries affect the treatment selection.

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Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica