Pediatric proximal femur 31-E/7

ORIF - Resorbable pins

Open reduction, resorbable pin fixation

Main indication: Fragments that are largely cartilaginous

Skill: Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
Equipment: Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

Contraindication

  • Fragment that is too small for adequate fixation, in which case removal is more appropriate

Advantage

  • Low risk of additional cartilage damage compared to nonresorbable (prominent) implant(s)

Disadvantage

  • Low stability, especially compared to headless screws

Legend

*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

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