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BONE OVERGROWTH FOLLOWING DIAPHYSEAL FEMORAL FRACTURE IN CHILDREN

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2015 Volume: 21 Issue: 1 Pages: 29-36
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

Limb length discrepancy is the most common complication reported after femoral shaft fractures in children, usually resulting from overgrowth of the injured femur. The exact cause of this overgrowth is still not known but it has been attributed to age, gender, fracture type, fracture level, handedness and amount of overriding of the fracture fragments. This study aimed to evaluate femoral length discrepancy and rate of femoral overgrowth after one year of union following diaphyseal fracture of femur in children and find possible factors that accelerates this phenomenon.

Keywords

BONE OVERGROWTH --- DIAPHYSEAL FEMORAL --- FRACTURE IN CHILDREN