Pediatric proximal femur 31-M/3.1 III

CRIF - ESIN

ESIN

Main indication: Children up to 6-8 years of age (depending on body size)

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

Further indications

  • Local soft-tissue compromise
  • Pathological fractures (eg, unicameral bone cyst)

Contraindications

  • Children above 8 years of age and obese children
  • Insufficient bone stock in the proximal femur

Advantages

  • Indirect fracture reduction and fixation
  • No plaster cast required

Disadvantages

  • Less stable than pediatric hip locking plate
  • Final control of rotation after reduction may be challenging
  • Requires experience with flexible nails

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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