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Injuries of the pelvis and hip in children 

Injuries of the pelvis and hip in children
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Injuries of the pelvis and hip in children
Author(s):

Jon D. Hop

and J.L. Marsh

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.014008
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date: 07 December 2019

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.

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