Ipsilateral femoral neck and shaft fracture in children: a report of two cases and a literature review

Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 05/11/2012

The authors advocate operative stabilization of the femoral shaft fracture first to reduce the risk of further displacement and simplify the subsequent reduction of the femoral neck. The series shows that these rare injuries have a poor prognosis, with high rates of incidence of avascular necrosis, coxa vara, and leg length discrepancy.

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