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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 4

Evaluation of fracture shaft femur fixation with ender's nailing in children

Author(s): Dr. Premanandam Talari and Dr. Srinivas Bachu
Abstract: Background: Fixation of femoral shaft fractures by flexible intramedullary nailing has been accepted as boon procedure. In the resent past operative procedure had an upper hand over conventional spica cast fixation which was associated with psychosocial, educational and economical disadvantages. The present study is conducted with an aim to observe ender's nailing in children might be advantageous in healing and recovery of the patient.
Methodology: The study was conducted at Government General Hospital, Nizamabad during the period from January 2015 to July 2017. Children between the age group of 5-16 years with femoral shaft fractures were includedand all patients underwent ender's nailing fixation for the sustained fracture.
Result: The study comprised 13 male patients and 3 female patients aged from 5 to 16 years with mean of 10.65 years. 10 (62.5%) were closed fractures and 6 (37.5%) were open fractures. Closed type of reduction is done in 75% of cases. The average time of union was 10.12 weeks. No delayed or nonunion and malalignment was seen.
Conclusion: Flexible intramedullary ender's nail is a boon to children and adolescence which helps in rapid fracture union with minimum complications and early recovery.
Pages: 28-30  |  627 Views  17 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Premanandam Talari and Dr. Srinivas Bachu. Evaluation of fracture shaft femur fixation with ender's nailing in children. 2017; 3(4): 28-30. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i4a.06