Traction Spica Cast For Femoral-shaft Fractures In Children

Title

Traction Spica Cast For Femoral-shaft Fractures In Children

Creator

Gracilla R V; Diaz H M; Penaranda N R; Pagsisilgan J M; Spiegel D A; Quirapas D; Reyes E R

Publisher

International Orthopaedics

Date

2003
2003-06

Description

We treated 20 children for an isolated femoral shaft fracture using distal tibial traction incorporated into a spica cast with the knee in full extension. Patients were discharged from the hospital at a mean of 5.1 days following injury. All fractures healed, and there were four minor complications. At a mean follow-up of 35 (13-72) months, all patients were asymptomatic with normal function. All but one fracture healed in acceptable alignment, and there was no clinically significant leg-length discrepancy. The method is relatively simple to employ and may be advantageous in a setting of limited resources.

Subject

closed reduction; external; fixation; immobilization; long-term; nails; Orthopedics; pediatric femur fractures; skeletal traction; supracondylar kirschner wires

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Rights

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Pages

145-148

Issue

3

Volume

27

Citation

Gracilla R V; Diaz H M; Penaranda N R; Pagsisilgan J M; Spiegel D A; Quirapas D; Reyes E R, “Traction Spica Cast For Femoral-shaft Fractures In Children,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 26, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/9999.

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