DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20184206

Elastic nailing of the femoral fractures in the 6-10 year age: a study from Kashmir

Mubashir Rashid, Murtaza Fazal Ali, Shabir Ahmed Dhar, Mohammed Ramzan Mir, Tahir Ahmed Dar, Altaf Ahmed Kawoosa, Naseer Ahmed Mir, Saheel Maajid

Abstract


Background: Fractures of the femur are amongst the most common paediatric orthopaedic injuries. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of the stainless steel elastic nail in the management of these fractures in the 6-10 year age group.

Methods: Fifty patients in the age group of 6-10 years with displaced diaphyseal femoral fractures were stabilized with these nails. Patients were followed up clinically and radiologically for a minimum period of 1 year.

Results: There were 64% excellent and 34% satisfactory results. 2% patients had poor result.

Conclusions: These nails are a relatively easy to use, minimally invasive, physeal-protective implant system with high rate of satisfactory and excellent outcomes in children aged 6-10 years.


Keywords


Paediatric, Fracture, Femur, Elastic nailing

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