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Table 5 Treatment of distal femur 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 37 40 20 16 17 130 67
 Traction 2 2 4 2
Surgical
 External fixation 1 1 4 6 3
 Intramedullary nailing 1 1 1
 Plate fixation 4 4 2
 Pin/cerclage 6 4 5 7 22 11
 Cannulated screw 1 4 5 10 5
 Unspecified 3 1 5 8 17 9
Total 42 51 26 30 45 194 100