• Users Online: 275
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-137

Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes of Management of Pediatric Both Bone Forearm Fractures Using the Titanium Elastic Nailing System: A Prospective Study of 50 Cases


Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rajesh Kapila
2-B, Circular Road, Amritsar - 143 001, Punjab
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jotr.jotr_40_15

Rights and Permissions

Context: Forearm fractures are common injuries in children. In older children, their management is difficult due to increased chances of redisplacement after closed reduction. Aims: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of managing pediatric forearm fractures using the titanium elastic nailing system (TENS). Subjects and Methods: Fifty patients in the age group of 6–14 years with fractures both bones forearm were managed by internal fixation using the TENS, and prospective follow-up was done for 6 months. Results: On final evaluation, we had excellent outcomes in 92% patients and good in 8%. There were no significant complications except for superficial pin-tract infections at entry site of nail in only 6% of patients. Conclusions: We conclude that TENS is an effective and minimally invasive method of fixation of forearm fractures with excellent results in terms of bony union and functional outcomes with minimal complications and without jeopardizing the integrity of the physis.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed504    
    Printed12    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded54    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal