Segmental femur loss in children.

Journal Article (Academic article)

Two children with segmental femoral shaft loss were treated by skeletal traction to maintain soft tissue length, followed by casting to allow the callus to solidify. Initial traction was used to preserve length and allow for the development of bridging callus. Callus formation in 3-6 weeks was a good indicator for sufficient remaining periosteal sleeve to support healing without the need for bone grafting or internal fixation. These cases demonstrate the regenerative ability of the periosteum in healing pediatric fractures.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mesko, JW; DeRosa, GP; Lindseth, RE

Published Date

  • 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 471 - 474

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0271-6798

Conference Location

  • united states