Percutaneous pin fixation of a femoral neck fracture complicated by deep infection in a 12-year-old boy.

Kenneth Taylor, Kathleen A. McHale

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Avascular necrosis with or without resultant limb-length discrepancy and problems with bony union is not uncommon after femoral neck fractures in the pediatric population. This rare case of infection after closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of an intracapsular fracture of the hip in a child illustrates the treatment difficulties posed by joint sepsis and the value of modern scanning techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-412
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002


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