OTA 2016: Titanium elastic and stainless steel nails similar for pediatric femur fractures
Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Outcome of Titanium Elastic Nailing Versus Stainless Steel Nailing in the Management of Pediatric Diaphyseal Femur Fractures
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60 pediatric patients (ages 6 to 11) with femoral shaft fractures were randomized to fracture fixation with either a titanium elastic intramedullary nail or a stainless steel intramedullary nail. Clinical and radiographic data were collected over a 52-week period. Fracture union occurred in all patients between 16 and 22 weeks. There were no significant differences in the duration of surgical proc...
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