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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 107-109

Management of a pediatric subtrochanteric fracture: A conventional technique using an unconventional implant

1 Department of Orthopaedics, INHS Kalyani, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, CHAF, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Orthopaedics, CH(EC), Kolkata, India

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Surg Cdr (Dr) Mohammed Schezan Iqbal
Department of Orthopaedics, INHS Kalyani, Visakhapatnam - 530 005, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmms.jmms_197_20

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Pediatric subtrochanteric fractures have been treated historically with intramedullary nailing, sliding hip screw, or pediatric proximal femoral locking plates, which are often based on the fracture pattern or availability of suitable implants. It is desirable to use a technique of fixation that will not only restore the hip biomechanics but also be a stable construct. We present a conventional technique of reduction and fixation of a subtrochanteric femoral fracture in an 8-year-old child using an unconventional implant, namely an adult proximal humerus locking plate, with a successful outcome and no postoperative complications.

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