Current Concepts in Paediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures
Rakesh John1, Siddhartha Sharma1, *, Gopinathan Nirmal Raj1, Jujhar Singh1, Varsha C.2, Arjun RHH1, Ankit Khurana1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
Issue: Suppl 2: M4
First Page: 353
Last Page: 368
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-11-353
Article History:Received Date: 03/02/2016
Revision Received Date: 09/07/2016
Acceptance Date: 15/07/2016
Electronic publication date: 28/04/2017
Collection year: 2017
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Pediatric femoral shaft fractures account for less than 2% of all fractures in children. However, these are the most common pediatric fractures necessitating hospitalization and are associated with prolonged hospital stay, prolonged immobilization and impose a significant burden on the healthcare system as well as caregivers. In this paper, the authors present a comprehensive review of epidemiology, aetiology, classification and managemement options of pediatric femoral shaft fractures.