Correction by growth of rotational deformity after femoral fracture in children

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Fourteen children with femoral shaft fractures were studied for 10 years after fracture or until growth plate closure, using repeated anteversion measurements. A mean anteversion difference of 9.6 degrees between the fractured and intact sides after fracture consolidation decreased to 5.6 degrees (p < 0.01), indicating that children have a considerable ability to correct a rotational deformity by growth, especially during the first years after fracture. It was also found that tibial pin traction results in a greater rotational deformity than does bilateral Bryant traction.


External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords


  • Children, Femur, Fracture, Growth, Radiography, Rotational deformity
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)858-861
Number of pages4
JournalActa Orthopaedica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1983 Jan 1
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes