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Femoral fractures in children.
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PMID:  23295718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Femoral fractures in children are the commonest children's fracture requiring hospitalization. They consume disproportionate amounts of healthcare resource. Advances in operative management have resulted in improved clinical and health economic outcomes.
RECENT FINDINGS: This article describes 21st-century management of femoral fractures concentrating on recent advances. There is a clear trend to increased operative management in all femoral fractures with improved outcomes in the proximal femur and shaft. Crucially, advances in the treatment of both have led to a reduction in the rate of avascular necrosis of the femoral head.
SUMMARY: Units treating paediatric fractures need access to specialist surgeons and equipment to treat the full range of femoral fractures and improve outcomes.
James Brousil; James B Hunter
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pediatrics     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1531-698X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000850     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK.
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