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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, Year : 2018

Article Page : 170-172


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Abstract

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 : 10.18231/2395-1362.2018.0035

How to cite : Desouza C, Herode P, Chaudhary A, George S, Rawat V, Fracture of the femoral shaft in children associated with bone overgrowth. Indian J Orthop Surg 2018;4(2):170-172

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