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Pediatric femoral neck

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
M Wade Shrader, David J Jacofsky, Anthony A Stans, William J Shaughnessy, George J Haidukewych
Femoral neck fractures in children are severe injuries associated with the potentially disastrous complication of femoral head osseous necrosis. Our primary goal was to identify what factors contribute to the occurrence of femoral head osteonecrosis in skeletally immature patients with femoral neck fractures. We evaluated a large consecutive series of pediatric patients with femoral neck fractures. Between 1970 and 2000, 20 patients with a mean age of 11 years (range, 4-15 years) with femoral neck fractures were identified...
January 2007: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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