IMMEDIATE HIP SPICA FOR FRACTURE OF SHAFT OF FEMUR IN PEDIATRICS
Basrah Journal of Surgery,
Volume 21, Issue 1, Pages 86-89
AbstractThis is a prospective study performed on 20 children with isolated fracture shaft femur between January 2010 to December 2010 at Al-Husain Teaching Hospital in Al-Samawa city. They were 12 boys and 8 girls, their age ranged between 1 to 6 years(average 3.2).
All patients were treated by immediate single leg spica as an outpatient technique. This study found that immediate hip spica casting and discharging to home is associated with few complications, no functional limitation and minimal limb length inequality.
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