External fixators in the treatment of fractures in children

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dc.contributor.author El Hayek, Toni
dc.contributor.author Abou Daher, Ahmad
dc.contributor.author Meouchy, Wissam
dc.contributor.author Ley, Paul
dc.contributor.author Chammas, Nizar
dc.contributor.author Griffet, Jacques
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-21T06:21:29Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-21T06:21:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-09-21
dc.identifier.issn 1060-152X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4333
dc.description.abstract New properties are being modified in the external fixator instrumentation that are leading to the more indicated use of this type of fixation especially in children's lower limb fractures. Dynamization, the ability to lengthen the limb and easy wound care are among the new properties of the monoplane external fixator, along with greater stability than older models. These new properties are now making the external fixator an indication rather than a choice in many cases. We have retrospectively studied 21 children with lower limb fractures treated by 28 external fixators. The results of this study show advantages such as lower infection rate, consolidation without the need of reoperation, easy physiotherapy, easy wound care and the ability to perform shortening and lengthening in the same set. Disadvantages are mostly complications that are due to the external fixation such as iatrogenic vascular lesions, pins tract infections and iatrogenic fractures. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title External fixators in the treatment of fractures in children en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201205678 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B en_US
dc.journal.volume 13 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 103-109 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation El Hayek, T., Daher, A. A., Meouchy, W., Ley, P., Chammas, N., & Griffet, J. (2004). External fixators in the treatment of fractures in children. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B, 13(2), 103-109. en_US
dc.author.email toni.hayek@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://insights.ovid.com/pediatric-orthopaedics/jpob/2004/03/000/external-fixators-treatment-fractures-children/8/01202412 en_US

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