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Table 4 Treatment of femur shaft fractures by the age of the child

From: Epidemiology of pediatric femur fractures in children: the Swedish Fracture Register

Age (years) 0–3 4–6 7–9 10–12 13–15 Total
Treatment n n n n n n %
Non-surgical
 Plaster 53 5 4 62 14
 Traction 63 8 71 16
Surgical
 External fixation 6 8 3 1 7 25 6
 Intramedullary nailing - Rigid 2 8 8 11 36 65 14
 Intramedullary nailing - Flexible 26 49 59 31 7 172 38
 Plate fixation 1 1 3 2 8 15 3
 Sliding screw 7 5 4 1 3 20 4
 Unspecified 9 3 6 5 23 5
Total 167 84 84 52 66 453 100