TREATMENT OF FRACTURE SHAFT FEMUR IN PAEDIATRIC AGE GROUP WITH TITANIUM ELASTIC NAIL
English

Kishan Gopal Nama, Ram Khiladi Meena, Bal Mukund, Bharat Bharat, Dinesh Meena
2017 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
BACKGROUND In this era of speed, management of fracture of shaft femur in paediatric age group have changed from conservative to operative. This reduced the chance of malunion, rotation and angulation along with allow early mobilisation to minimise the morbidity and complications for the child. In this study, we intend to evaluate the functional and radiological outcome of diaphyseal fracture of shaft of femur in children treated with titanium elastic intramedullary nail. MATERIALS AND METHODS
more » ... ERIALS AND METHODS In this study, 30 patients of 4 -14 years' age group with femoral fractures were treated with TENS nail. RESULTS In this study, outcome was assessed by using Flynn's criteria of titanium flexible nail outcome score. Average operative time was 35 minutes. Partial weight bearing started was at 5 weeks and full weight bearing was started at 8 weeks. Most cases 63.4% were having excellent results, 33.3% were having satisfactory results and 3.3% were having poor results. One case was having superficial infection, which was controlled by antibiotic. CONCLUSION TENS nail is having excellent result in fracture shaft femur in paediatric age group with less side effects. So it is surgeon's and patient's friendly implant.
doi:10.14260/jemds/2017/1024 fatcat:6o6atqowwraklf4e4h5syozr5e