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Don't use hip spica in kids with femoral fracture

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 07 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:0-f

Question Is external fixation more effective than hip spica casting in preventing malunion in children with femoral fractures?

Synopsis Children aged 4-10 years who were admitted to one of four paediatric hospitals with diaphyseal femoral fractures were randomly assigned (concealed allocation) to early application of hip spica (n = 60) or to external fixation (n = 48). Physicians unaware of the patient's …

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