Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery

Fracture of the femoral shaft in children associated with bone overgrowth

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Author Details: Clevio Desouza, Prafulla Herode, Amit Chaudhary, Shiju George, Vikas Rawat

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-1362

Print ISSN : 2395-1354

Article First Page : 170

Article End Page : 172


Forty children were treated with conservative non-operative management for femoral shaft fractures. These children were reviewed with regard to the differences that were observed in the limb length after treatment. The average femoral overgrowth was 0.85 cm (0- 2.5cm). This was influenced by the age at the time of the fracture. We were not able to find any association between the quantity of overgrowth and race, gender, level or configuration of the fracture.

Keywords: Femoral shaft fractures, Overgrowth, Children, Conservative management.

Doi No:-10.18231/2395-1362.2018.0035