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Type: research-article
Title: EVALUATION OF CHILDREN WITH RADIAL NECK FRACTURES TREATED WITH FLEXIBLE INTRAMEDULLARY NAIL
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Author: Gagliardi
Isabella da Costa; Mouraria
Guilherme Grisi; Funayama
Bruno; Kikuta
Fernando Kenji; Cruz
Márcio Alves; Zoppi Filho
Américo
Abstract: Objective : To evaluate the results of displaced radial neck fractures in children trated surgically with flexible titanium intramedullary nails. Method : This is a retrospective study of five cases of radial neck fractures with displacement greater than 30° fixed with flexible intramedullary nails. Patients were evaluated regarding functional outcome through range of motion and the Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS), as well as radiographic exams. Results : Five patients, with a mean age of 8.4 years were assessed, during a mean post-operative follow up of 12.2 months. Open reduction was necessary in three cases with major displacement. At the end of the follow up, 80% of the patients had excellent results, 20% good results, and all fractures healed. As complications we observed: heterotopic ossification, superficial infection and radial head necrosis. Conclusions : In spite of the small sample, our results with flexible titanium intramedullary nails were similar to the current literature, with good functional outcomes. Level of Evidence III, Retrospective Study.
Citation: Acta Ortopédica Brasileira, 24, 2, p.81-. 2016.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1413-785220162402154788
Address: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1413-78522016000200081
Date Issue: 2016
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