Bone overgrowth after fracture of the femoral shaft in children

Yong, S.M. and Saw, A. and Sengupta, S. and 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
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 02:58
Last Modified: 03 May 2012 02:58

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