Dissector of thigh              Femur

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  • Closed reduction under general anesthesia.
  • Gallow's traction in the young child below 3 years.
  • Skeletal traction is more comfortable for adults. Fixed traction is useful in transverse and stable fractures, while balance or continuous traction is for oblique or comminuted fractures and those which are not stable. Immobilization is necessary for 12-16 weeks.
  • Internal fixation with surgical exposure of femur should be performed when closed reduction and alignment fails, in the elderly, when there is multiple fractures, pathological fractures, extensive damage of blood vessels, nerves or skin and in non-union.

 

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