Bone overgrowth after fracture of the femoral shaft in children

Yong, S.M.; Saw, A.; Sengupta, S.; Bulgiba, A.M. (2007) Bone overgrowth after fracture of the femoral shaft in children. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 1 (1). pp. 8-11.

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    Forty children treated non-operatively for fractures of the femoral shaft were reviewed with regard to differences in limb length after treatment. Follow up duration ranged from two to seven years. The average femoral overgrowth was 0.85cm (range 0 - 2.5cm) and was influenced by age at the time of fracture. We were not able to find any association between the quantity of overgrowth and race, gender, level or configuration of the fracture.

    Item Type: Article
    1. Yong, S.M.
    2. Saw, A.
    3. Sengupta, S.
    4. Bulgiba, A.M.(Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
    Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
    Additional Information: Suggested Citation : Yong SM, Saw A, Sengupta S, Bulgiba AM. Bone Overgrowth after Fracture of the Femoral Shaft in Children. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal. 2007;1(1):8-11.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Children, Femoral shaft fracture, Overgrowth
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 10:58
    Last Modified: 03 May 2012 10:58

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