Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Larry Bramlage

Femur

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Glossary

Proximal physeal fractures: Salter-Harris type I

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonoperative fracture management Regain use of limb Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only

Proximal physeal fractures: Salter-Harris type II

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Double plating Regain use of limb Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

Proximal sub-trochanteric fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonoperative fracture management Regain use of limb Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only

Mid-diayphyseal spiraling fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Double plating Regain soundness Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

Mid-diaphyseal fractures with significant comminution

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonoperative fracture management Regain use of limb Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only

Mid-diaphyseal fractures with mild comminution

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Double plating Regain use of limb Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
*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

v1.0 2013-12-01