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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

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Dr. Rajesh Kapila
2-B, Circular Road, Amritsar - 143 001, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jotr.jotr_40_15

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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.

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