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ACE Report #9265
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OTA 2016: Titanium elastic and stainless steel nails similar for pediatric femur fractures

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Outcome of Titanium Elastic Nailing Versus Stainless Steel Nailing in the Management of Pediatric Diaphyseal Femur Fractures

Contributing Authors: R Maharjan K Limbu R Rijal

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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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