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Volume 7 Issue 10
October-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2010001

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Result of Treatment Fracture Shaft of Femur in Children by Titanium Elastic Nail between 3 to 13 Years of Age

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2349-5162

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"Result of Treatment Fracture Shaft of Femur in Children by Titanium Elastic Nail between 3 to 13 Years of Age", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no.1-8, October-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2010001.pdf

Abstract

Treatment of Displaced diaphyseal femoral shaft fracture in children between 3 to 13 years is controversial. Various methods are available for treatment. Titanium elastic nailing is one of the methods for treatment of femoral shaft fracture in children. In our study we have assessed the outcome of titanium elastic nailing for fracture shaft of femur in children between 3 to 13 years of age. Present indications include all patients with femoral shaft fractures having open physis. Despite its excellent reported results, orthopaedic surgeons still remain divided in opinion regarding its usefulness and the best material used for nails. We thus undertook a retrospective study of paediatric femoral fractures treated with titanium flexible nails at our institute and clinic with a minimum of 2 years follow up. Material and methods: In this study 50 patients, aged 3 to 13 years, with fracture shaft of the femur were treated with percutaneous retrograde flexible intramedullary (titanium elastic) nailing at in the period from Jan 2016 to Dce 2018. Final limb length discrepancy and any angular or rotational deformities were determined. Results: Titanium elastic nails were used in 50 all 50 cases. There were 35 midshaft, 10 proximal, and 5 distal fractures. All fractures united at an average of 12 weeks. No malalignment and limb length discripancy was seen. Minor complications included superficial infection and irritation at nail insertion site. The outcome was excellent in 45 and satisfactory in 5 cases. Conclusion: Titanium Elastic Nailing System is one of the best methods for treatment of paediatric femoral shaft fractures. It promotes rapid union at fracture site and gives stability which is ideal for early mobilization with lower complication rate and good outcome. It is a simple, easy, rapid, reliable and effective method for management of paediatric femoral fractures between the age of 3 to 13 years, with shorter operative time, lesser blood loss, lesser radiation exposure, shorter hospital stay, and early return to activity. Because of early mobilisation, rapid healing and minimal disturbance of bone growth, titanium elastic nail may be considered to be a physiological method of treatment.

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Fracture, Shaft, Femur, Titanium, Elastic Nail

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"Result of Treatment Fracture Shaft of Femur in Children by Titanium Elastic Nail between 3 to 13 Years of Age", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no. pp1-8, October-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2010001.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2010001
Registration ID: 301427
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 10 | Year October-2020
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Page No: 1-8
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Result of Treatment Fracture Shaft of Femur in Children by Titanium Elastic Nail between 3 to 13 Years of Age", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no. pp1-8, October-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2010001.pdf




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