Pediatric Femur Fractures

A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management

  • Daniel J. Hedequist
  • Benton E. Heyworth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Collin May, Samantha Spencer
    Pages 1-25
  3. Carley Vuillermin, Sarah D. Bixby
    Pages 27-56
  4. Peter D. Fabricant, Bryan T. Kelly, Ernest L. Sink
    Pages 75-84
  5. Jaime A. Gomez, Benjamin J. Shore, M. Timothy Hresko
    Pages 85-97
  6. Mark Seeley, Michelle S. Caird, Ying Li
    Pages 99-115
  7. Charles A. Popkin, Andrew P. Dold, Michael G. Vitale
    Pages 117-132
  8. Vidyadhar V. Upasani, Eric W. Edmonds
    Pages 133-141
  9. Mathilde Hupin, Yi-Ming Yen, Daniel Hedequist
    Pages 155-165
  10. Jonathan Phillips, David D. Spence, Derek M. Kelly
    Pages 167-181
  11. Benton E. Heyworth, Michael P. Glotzbecker, Dennis E. Kramer
    Pages 183-193
  12. Bryan Snyder, Megan Anderson
    Pages 195-213
  13. Marie-Lyne Nault, James R. Kasser
    Pages 215-228
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 229-234

About this book


Bringing together the many considerations and complexities surrounding the management of pediatric femur fractures, this up-to-date, comprehensive book discusses all aspects of these common but challenging injuries, where the treatment strategies are rapidly changing and which have the potential for complications and less than ideal outcomes. Because there may be multiple acceptable treatment approaches to a given fracture, we sought to review the full spectrum of therapeutic modalities. The entirety of the pediatric femur is considered, including femoral head and neck fractures, diaphyseal, physeal and epiphyseal fractures, and intra-articular fractures of the distal femur. Opening with chapters on development and anatomy as well as radiological evaluation, each fracture type-specific chapter discusses the indications and contra-indications, advantages and disadvantages, technical principles and published outcomes associated with each of the accepted techniques, from casting and traction to external and internal fixation. Concluding chapters discuss pathological fractures and the evaluation and management of complications. By channeling the expertise of a broad and accomplished group of authors with extensive experience in both researching and treating pediatric femur fractures, Pediatric Femur Fractures provides caregivers with the most complete and reliable resource when faced with any of the many types of this challenging injury.


Diaphyseal femur fracture Distal femur fracture Epiphyseal femur fracture External fixation Femoral head fracture Femoral neck fracture Flexible intramedullary implant Intra-articular femur fracture Pathological femur fracture Pediatric femur fracture Physeal femur fracture Rigid intramedullary implant Spica cast Sub-trochanteric femur fracture

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel J. Hedequist
    • 1
  • Benton E. Heyworth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7984-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7986-5
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