alexa Overgrowth of the femur after fracture in childhood. An increased effect in boys.


Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Author(s): Clement DA, Colton CL

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Abstract Forty-four children, treated conservatively for fracture of the shaft of a femur, were studied radiographically to assess the consequent increase in longitudinal growth of the bone. Overgrowth averaged 8.1 mm and was shown to be significantly greater in boys than in girls. Overgrowth did not appear to be influenced by the age of the patient, the type of injury, the type or site of the fracture, the amount of overlap of the fragments or by the handedness of the patient.
This article was published in J Bone Joint Surg Br and referenced in Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

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