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Expanding the Indications: Titanium Elastic Nailing of Femur Fractures in Children Under Six

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Mortimer, Errol

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Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary; Child; Femoral Fractures; Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America




Introduction:Spica casting has remained the gold standard for treating femur fractures in children under the age of six. Flexible intramedullary nailing has quickly gained preference for children over the age of six, showing reliable and safe results. A prior investigation by senior author (EM) showed that the selective use of titanium elastic nails (TEN) for fixation of femur fractures in children under six is a safe and well tolerated alternative to spica casting.

Objective:This study was conducted to investigate the current treatment trends among pediatric orthopedist in the United States.

Methods:A database of all American members of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) was constructed. A questionnaire was drafted in order to quickly and efficiently gather information from each of the POSNA members. Responses were collected and recorded into a formulated database.

Results:At this time there are not enough responses in order to report preliminary results.

In the interim . . .

Fibrous Dysplasia of the Acetabulum: Case Report and Review

Robert J. Nascimento, MS and Errol Mortimer, MD

We report an uncommon sight of fibrous dysplasia, and intraarticular lesion of the acetabulum, in which the diagnosis was uncertain until histologic examination. A review of the literature yielded only one previously described case of fibrous dysplasia of the acetablum. A review of fibrous dysplasia is included.

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