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IMMEDIATE HIP SPICA FOR FRACTURE OF SHAFT OF FEMUR IN PEDIATRICS

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2015 Volume: 21 Issue: 1 Pages: 86-89
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

This is a prospective study performed on 20 children with isolated fracture shaft femur between January 2010 to December 2010 at Al-Husain Teaching Hospital in Al-Samawa city. They were 12 boys and 8 girls, their age ranged between 1 to 6 years(average 3.2). All patients were treated by immediate single leg spica as an outpatient technique. This study found that immediate hip spica casting and discharging to home is associated with few complications, no functional limitation and minimal limb length inequality.

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IMMEDIATE HIP SPICA --- FRACTURE OF SHAFT OF FEMUR IN PEDIATRICS