Journal article

Elastic stabile intramedullary nailing (ESIN) of diaphyseal femur fractures in children and adolescents: A strobe-compliant study.

Benjamin Frei, Johannes Mayr, Gaston de Bernardis, Carlo Camathias, Stefan Holland-Cunz, Erich Rutz

Medicine (Baltimore) | Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health) | Published : 2019

Abstract

Elastic stabile intramedullary nailing (ESIN) is a well-established method to stabilize diaphyseal fracture of the femur (DFF) in children. We aimed to evaluate the minimal medullary canal diameter (MMCD) of the fractured femur relative to the diameter of the nails. We also analyzed the real anteversion angle (AVA) of the affected femur in comparison to the healthy femur.We retrospectively reviewed the medical records and plain X-ray images of children aged 2-15 years treated with ESIN for unstable femoral shaft fractures between 2004 and 2012. We measured MMCD on preoperative plain X-ray images. Nail diameter (ND) and any postoperative complications were extracted from the medical records. ..

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