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Eberl, R; Singer, G; Ferlic, P; Weinberg, AM; Hoellwarth, ME.
Post-traumatic coxa vara in children following screw fixation of the femoral neck.
Acta Orthop. 2010; 81(4): 442-445. [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Eberl Robert
Ferlic Peter
Höllwarth Michael
Singer Georg
Weinberg Annelie-Martina

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Background and purpose The rare displaced fractures of the femoral neck in children need accurate reduction and rigid fixation. The implants commonly used for internal fixation in children are pins or screws. We evaluated the long-term outcome in children who sustained fractures of the proximal femur that were treated by screw fixation. Patients and methods All 22 children (mean age 12 (5-16) years) with fractures of the femoral neck that were treated with screw fixation (mean 2.4 (1-3) screws) at our department between 1990 and 2006 were evaluated. For measurement of outcome, the Harris hip score (HHS) was used and the development of post-traumatic coxa vara was assessed from the difference in the neck-shaft angle postoperatively and at the latest follow-up examination, after mean 4 (2-15) years. Results A loss of reduction was observed in 12 patients. There was a statistically significant correlation between the HHS and the changes in the neck-shaft angle. Interpretation Loss of reduction was found in more than half of the children. Screw fixation cannot be recommended for the treatment of femoral neck fractures in children due to a substantial number of post-traumatic coxa vara.
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Child, Preschool -
Female -
Femoral Neck Fractures - complications Femoral Neck Fractures - radiography Femoral Neck Fractures - surgery
Follow-Up Studies -
Fracture Fixation, Internal - adverse effects Fracture Fixation, Internal - instrumentation
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