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Injuries of the pelvis and hip in children

Jon D. Hop and J.L. Marsh

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.014008

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Injuries of the pelvis and hip in children

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Displaced cervical fractures must be reduced and then fixed with lag screws

Avascular necrosis remains a significant problem

Intertrochanteric fractures may be treated closed with traction if an adequate reduction can be obtained and held

Dislocated hips should be reduced as soon as possible, open if necessary

Pelvic fractures are associated with a high mortality not so much from bleeding from pelvic veins as from accompanying major trauma to the rest of the body

The elasticity of children’s bones allows for single breaks in the pelvic ring.

Chapter.  5377 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Paediatrics

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