International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

Usage of elastic intramedullary nailing in highly unstable pediatric femur shaft fracture: A case report

2023, Volume 9 Issue 2

Usage of elastic intramedullary nailing in highly unstable pediatric femur shaft fracture: A case report

Author(s): Deya AlWadi and Ahmad Almigdad
Abstract: Femoral shaft fractures are the leading cause of hospitalization for pediatric fractures, and their treatment is controversial and depends on many factors, including the child's age, weight, anatomical site, type of fracture, joint involvement, soft tissue conditions, and associated injuries. Treatment modalities of pediatric femoral fractures include non-operative options like palvic harness and spica casting, usually utilized in younger age groups, while surgical options like nailing and plating are used in older age groups. This paper reports an 8-year-old male with a long spiral femur shaft fracture treated with elastic nailing.
Pages: 197-199  |  323 Views  106 Downloads


International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
How to cite this article:
Deya AlWadi, Ahmad Almigdad. Usage of elastic intramedullary nailing in highly unstable pediatric femur shaft fracture: A case report. Int J Orthop Sci 2023;9(2):197-199. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2023.v9.i2c.3368
 
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