THE TREATMENT OF FEMORAL SHAFT FRACTURES IN CHILDREN: A SYSTEMATIC OVERVIEW AND CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE LITERATURE
- Dynamic skeletal traction spica casts for paediatric femoral fractures in a resource-limited setting. Andrew Hsu; Hilario Diaz; Noel Penaranda; Heherson Cui; Rowena Evangelista; Lawrence Rinsky; Ranulfo Gracilla // International Orthopaedics;Jun2009, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p765
AbstractÂ Â The objective of this study was to compare elastic intramedullary nailing (EIN) with dynamic skeletal traction spica casting (DSTSC) in terms of postoperative radiographic angulations, length of hospital stay, and cost in a resource-limited setting. We prospectively studied 51...
- Primary hip spica with crossed retrograde intramedullary rush pins for the management of diaphyseal femur fractures in children: A prospective, randomized study. Ruhullah, Mohammad; Singh, H. R.; Shah, Sanjay; Shrestha, Dipak // Nigerian Medical Journal;Mar/Apr2014, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p111
Background: Femoral fractures are common in children aged between 2 and 12 years and 75% of the lesions affect the femoral shaft. Traction followed by a plaster cast is universally accepted as a conservative treatment. We compared primary hip spica or traction followed by hip spica with closed...
- The Operative Management of Pediatric Fractures of the Lower Extremity. Flynn, John M.; Skaggs, David; Sponseller, Paul D.; Ganley, Theodore J.; Kay, Robert M.; Leitch, K. Kellie // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2002, Vol. 84-A Issue 12, p2288
Discusses the operative management of pediatric fractures of the lower extremity. Key issues of interest; Analysis of pertinent topics and relevant issues; Implications on bone and joint surgery.
- Fracture Shaft of Femur in Children with Newly Designed Femoral Brace. Mahara, D. P.; Lamichhane, A.; Acharya, P.; Shrestha, G. C. // Journal of Institute of Medicine;Apr2013, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p18
Introduction: With the initial traction and secondary hip spica conservative treatment of fracture shaft of femur in children is an established technique of management all over the world. Three-six weeks of traction followed by another 6-8weeks of immobilization in spica cast at home takes away...
- Gaining confidence in caring for a child on traction. Roberts, Sheila // British Journal of Healthcare Assistants;May2010, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p214
Children of all ages may at some time need to be on traction for a variety of reasons. This article will discuss the care required by children and young people while on traction. It will also explore some of the more common types of traction seen in paediatric settings and the reasons why...
- EXPERIENCES IN CLINICAL PROBLEM SOLVING. de Tornyay, Rheba; Stillman, Margot J. // RN;Jul78, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p63
Part I. Presents simulated experiences designed to teach and assess clinical judgment and problem solving regarding a patient with a fractured femur. Background on the patient's condition; Assessment and orientation of the patient placed in balanced skeletal traction; Care for the patient in...
- Extracting Broken Intramedullary Femoral Nails. Maheshwari, Rajan; Tadross, Tamer S.F. // Orthopedics;Oct2006, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p880
This article presents the case of a 27-year-old woman who underwent intramedullary nailing for a midshaft femoral fracture. Information is presented on the problem faced by the patient a few months later and her radiograph results. The procedures involved in the insertion of a traction pin in...
- Bryant's traction. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p324
A definition of the term "Bryant's traction," which is used for treating fractures, is presented.
- Closed Reduction of Colles Fractures: Comparison of Manual Manipulation and Finger-Trap Traction. Earnshaw, S.A.; Aladin, A.; Surendran, S.; Moran, C.G. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Mar2002, Vol. 84-A Issue 3, p354
Compares the manual manipulation and finger-trap traction in closed reduction of colles fractures. Success of closed reduction for the majority of fractures; Replacement of during the period of cast immobilization; Lack of difference between failure rates between two groups.