Paediatric femur fractures and long leg splinting

Usama Amin, Muhammad Asim, Iqra Nawaz, Amina Zubair

Abstract


Background

Spica casting is frequently used for treating the paediatric femur fractures encounter injuries. However, patients may find Spica casting expensive and burdensome. Long leg splint is the other alternate possible treatment.

Methods

The children between the age of 6 months to 5 years having a femoral shaft fracture were treated with a long leg splint extended over the waist and it resembles with patient undergoing treatment with a Spica cast.

Results

At the time of healing, the alignment with respect to coronal angulation is considerably better in Spica cast group as compared to splint group.


Keywords


Femur fracture, Paediatric femur fracture, Spica cast, Spica casting

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