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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 4

Surgical management of fracture shaft femur in children and adolescents with titanium elastic nailing system

Author(s): Dr. Bagul Rahul R, Dr. Sangam Shivaprasad Basavaraj, Dr. Parbhane Pramod N, Dr. Deo Sanjay S, Dr. Patole Vivek and Dr. Solunke Swaroop S
Abstract: Introduction: Treatment of paediatric femoral shaft fractures with titanium elastic nails have gained widespread popularity because of its clinical effectiveness and low risk of complications.
Material and Methods: 30 cases of paediatric femoral shaft fractures of age group 5-16 years were treated with titanium elastic nailing at dr d y patil medical college, pimpri,pune. The outcome was assessed with Flynn’s scoring criteria.
Results: Average time of union was 12.1 weeks (8-12 years).Final outcome according to Flynn’s criteria was excellent in 27(90%) and satisfactory in 3(10%) cases.
Conclusion: Titanium elastic nails when treated in paediatric femoral shaft fractures gives elastic stability, are biocompatible, promote rapid union and early mobilization, thus less hospital stay.
Pages: 330-335  |  739 Views  20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Bagul Rahul R, Dr. Sangam Shivaprasad Basavaraj, Dr. Parbhane Pramod N, Dr. Deo Sanjay S, Dr. Patole Vivek and Dr. Solunke Swaroop S. Surgical management of fracture shaft femur in children and adolescents with titanium elastic nailing system. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2017; 3(4): 330-335. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i4e.45
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences