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Adult periarticular locking plates for the treatment of pediatric and adolescent subtrochanteric hip fractures

Samuel Sanders, Kenneth A Egol
Bulletin of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases 2009, 67 (4): 370-3
Two cases are presented in which adult, precontoured, lower-extremity periarticular locking plates were utilized for fixation of subtrochanteric femur fractures in pediatric patients. Recognition of the fact that a distal tibial locking plate in a small child and a proximal tibial locking plate in an adolescent anatomically ft the proximal femur in each case may provide a surgeon treating subtrochanteric hip fractures in this population increased options for operative stabilization.

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