Spica Casting Results in More Unplanned Reoperations than Elastic Intramedullary Nailing: A National Analysis of Femur Fractures in the Preschool Population | Lurie Children's

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Spica Casting Results in More Unplanned Reoperations than Elastic Intramedullary Nailing: A National Analysis of Femur Fractures in the Preschool Population

Brnjoš, K., Lyons, D. K., Hyman, M. J., & Patel, N. M.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 Oct 1; 4(10)

Abstract

Spica casting and elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) are treatment options for femur fractures in preschool-age children. Clinical practice guidelines are only of moderate or limited strength, which may lead to variation in practice. The purpose of this study was to compare the revision surgery rate in young children undergoing these procedures.

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