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Complications of Titanium and Stainless Steel Elastic Nail Fixation of Pediatric Femoral Fractures

Complications of Titanium and Stainless Steel Elastic Nail Fixation of Pediatric Femoral Fractures Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/jbjsjournal by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/10/2020 COPYRIGHT  2008 BY THE JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY,INCORPORATED Complications of Titanium and Stainless Steel Elastic Nail Fixation of Pediatric Femoral Fractures By Eric J. Wall, MD, Viral Jain, MD, Vagmin Vora, MD, Charles T. Mehlman, DO, MPH, and Alvin H. Crawford, MD Investigation performed at the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Background: In vitro mechanical studies have demonstrated equal or superior fixation of pediatric femoral fractures with use of titanium elastic nails as compared with stainless steel elastic nails, and the biomechanical properties of titanium are often considered to be superior to those of stainless steel for intramedullary fracture fixation. We are not aware of any clinical studies in the literature that have directly compared stainless steel and titanium elastic nails for the fixation of pediatric femoral fractures. The purpose of the present study was to compare the complications as- sociated with the use of similarly designed titanium and stainless steel elastic nails for the fixation of pediatric femoral fractures. Methods: A group of fifty-six children with femoral fractures that were treated with titanium elastic nails was compared with another group of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Wolters Kluwer Health

Complications of Titanium and Stainless Steel Elastic Nail Fixation of Pediatric Femoral Fractures

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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0021-9355
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1535-1386
DOI
10.2106/JBJS.G.00328
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Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/jbjsjournal by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/10/2020 COPYRIGHT  2008 BY THE JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY,INCORPORATED Complications of Titanium and Stainless Steel Elastic Nail Fixation of Pediatric Femoral Fractures By Eric J. Wall, MD, Viral Jain, MD, Vagmin Vora, MD, Charles T. Mehlman, DO, MPH, and Alvin H. Crawford, MD Investigation performed at the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Background: In vitro mechanical studies have demonstrated equal or superior fixation of pediatric femoral fractures with use of titanium elastic nails as compared with stainless steel elastic nails, and the biomechanical properties of titanium are often considered to be superior to those of stainless steel for intramedullary fracture fixation. We are not aware of any clinical studies in the literature that have directly compared stainless steel and titanium elastic nails for the fixation of pediatric femoral fractures. The purpose of the present study was to compare the complications as- sociated with the use of similarly designed titanium and stainless steel elastic nails for the fixation of pediatric femoral fractures. Methods: A group of fifty-six children with femoral fractures that were treated with titanium elastic nails was compared with another group of

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The Journal of Bone and Joint SurgeryWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jun 1, 2008

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