Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 22:08:52 +0300

Subject: Pathologic Proximal Femoral Fx

dear all

female 12 y ,fell on stairs, 1st xray on admission, 2nd after, 4 days of traction 4kg

what best way to deal with her frx?


Dr. Firas Berro

Reply at: Orthopaedic Trauma Association forum

Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 20:36:01 +0100

From: Chris Wilson

Paediatric DHS, made by Stratec.


Chris Wilson
University Hosptal Cardiff UK

Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2003 22:58:20 EDT

From: Aobonedoc

Tough case.

I assume pathological fracture through a benign bone cyst. I would work up to be sure benign.

I think you will need to biospy, stabilize (pediatric DHS, I have never used), and graft.

I probably would refer out.

Sincerely and respectively,

M. Bryan Neal, MD
Arlington Orthopedics and Hand Surgery Specialists, Ltd.
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005