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Type: Artigo
Title: Evaluation of children with radial neck fractures treated with flexible intramedullary nail
Author: Gagliardi, Isabella da Costa
Mouraria, Guilherme Grisi
Funayama, Bruno
Kikuta, Fernando Kenji
Cruz, Márcio Alves
Zoppi Filho, Américo
Abstract: 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
Subject: Fraturas ósseas
Country: Brasil
Editor: USP/Faculdade de Medicina
Rights: Aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1413-785220162402154788
Date Issue: 2016
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