Do Paediatric and Adult Surgeons Follow Different Approaches to Physeal Fractures?

Kraus, R; Röder, C; Perler, G; Schneidmüller, D; Sommerfeldt, D; Wessel, L; Schnettler, R; Linhart, W (2010). Do Paediatric and Adult Surgeons Follow Different Approaches to Physeal Fractures? Zentralblatt für Chirurgie, 136(2), pp. 164-167. Stuttgart: Thieme 10.1055/s-0030-1247359

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INTRODUCTION: The treatment of paediatric fractures is the concern of several different surgical specialties. There has been no scientific investigation on the different concepts of paediatric (PS) and adult surgeons (AS). METHODS: 62 paediatric traumatologists were asked concerning their experience with physeal fractures of the leg, including ten cases. RESULTS: Growth disturbances was estimated to be more rare by PS. On evaluation of the examples there were no significant differences in the judgement of degree and direction of the displacement. For displaced fractures, PS rather preferred closed reduction and immobilisation, whereas AS favoured osteosynthesis. DISCUSSION: There were no basic differences between PS and AS in the treatment of lower limb fractures. AS tend to act more invasively. At the same time they are more concerned about growth disturbances.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute for Evaluative Research into Orthopaedic Surgery

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Röder, Christoph and Perler, Malgorzata








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04 Oct 2013 14:09

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08 Jun 2016 10:20

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