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ACE Report #9626
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Similar outcome between paediatric and non-paediatric orthopaedist fixation of femur fractures


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The outcomes of pediatric femoral shaft fractures treated surgically by different types of orthopedists

Injury. 2017 Feb;48(2):548-551

Contributing Authors: H Chen J Yang LJ Sun D Lu JD Zhang

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Synopsis

88 paediatric patients with a femoral fracture were randomized to undergo fixation using titanium elastic nails by either a paediatric orthopaedist or by a non-paediatric orthopaedist. Perioperative outcomes included operative time, fluoroscopy time, the length of stay, and the number of cases requiring open reduction. Patients were assessed postoperatively for time to union, outcome on the TEN ou...

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