Complications after Elastic Stable Intramedullar Osteosynthesis of Femur Diaphysis Fractures in Children

Abstract


Results of surgical treatment for femur diaphysis fractures were analyzed for 115 children (119 operations of osteosynthesis). In all cases technique of elastic stable intramedullar osteosynthesis (ESIO) was used. Analysis of complications after ESIO was performed in 13 (11.3%) patients according to their types and time of development. It was detected that in femur diaphysis fractures a great number of ESIO complications could be either avoided or minimized with strict determinations of indications to ESIO, correct preoperative planning, observance of osteosynthesis technique and rational postoperative rehabilitation program.

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