International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2018, Volume 4 Issue 4

A clinical study of surgical management of diaphyseal fractures of shaft of femur in children and adolescents using flexible nails

Author(s): Dr. Sagar K, Dr. Vamsi Krishna Reddy D and Dr. Ramesh R
Abstract: 
Aim and Objective: In this study 20 patients, aged 5 to 16 years, with fracture shaft of the femur were treated with retrograde flexible intramedullary nailing at Bapuji Hospital and Chigateri General Hospital, attached to J.J.M. Medical College in the period from September 2013 to September 2015.
Materials and Methods: The study includes patients with femoral shaft fractures admitted and examined according to protocol. Associated injuries were noted. Clinical and radiological investigations were carried out and medical fitness for surgery to undergo flexible nailing fixation for the sustained fracture was taken.
Patients were followed up at 1,2,3,6 months intervals till fracture union and once at 1 year after surgery. A minimum of 20 cases were studied without any sampling procedure.

Pages: 850-857  |  683 Views  10 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sagar K, Dr. Vamsi Krishna Reddy D, Dr. Ramesh R. A clinical study of surgical management of diaphyseal fractures of shaft of femur in children and adolescents using flexible nails. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(4):850-857. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i4k.110
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences