Keywords : FRACTURE IN CHILDREN
Basrah Journal of Surgery,
2015, Volume 21, Issue 1, Pages 29-36
Limb length discrepancy is the most common complication reported after femoral shaft fractures in children, usually resulting from overgrowth of the injured femur. The exact cause of this overgrowth is still not known but it has been attributed to age, gender, fracture type, fracture level, handedness and amount of overriding of the fracture fragments.
This study aimed to evaluate femoral length discrepancy and rate of femoral overgrowth after one year of union following diaphyseal fracture of femur in children and find possible factors that accelerates this phenomenon.