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Superior mesenteric artery syndrome complicating treatment with balanced traction. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  868482     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A brief review of the superior mesenteric artery syndrome is given. A case is reported which occurred after 9 weeks of treatment of a fractured femur by continuous traction with balanced suspension. The condition was successfully treated by conservative measures including a plaster hip spica allowing frequent changes of position. The importance of early diagnosis and prompt treatment is emphasized.
B Almgren; M Juhl
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0001-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Scand     Publication Date:  1977 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-07-29     Completed Date:  1977-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370352     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Constriction, Pathologic
Duodenal Obstruction / etiology*
Femoral Fractures / therapy*
Mesenteric Arteries*
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Traction / adverse effects*

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