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Year : 1982  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 1-6

Fracture Of The Neck Of The Femur In Patients Below 17 Years Of Age



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Ninety cases of fracture of the neck of the femur were seen in patients below 17 years of age out of total 763 patients of femoral neck fractures. A variety of methods of treatment e.g. close reduction and plaster, McMurray’s Osteotomy, Smith-Petersen’s Nailing were used in different cases. A vascular necrosis was the commonest complication (40 percent). Revascularization was seen in 75 percent of these cases. A vascular necrosis was found exclusively in patients suffering severe trauma and having type IV displacement of fragments. Second commonest complication was coax vara (36.6 percent). No case of pre-mature epiphyseal fusion was noted in this series. The overall results were graded as good in 69 cases, fair in 21 and poor in none of the cases.


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