Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-9

Unusual proximal femur fracture in children treated with PHILOS plate and review of literature

1 Department of Orthopaedics, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, AIMS, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Mukesh Kumar
Department of Orthopaedics, MMIMSR, Ambala, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/joas.joas_32_16

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Fractures of the hip are uncommon in children with incidence is less than 1% in all paediatrics fracture. It requires careful attention because of the incidence of complications is high. There is no consensus over ideal treatment of each group, but there are different options for each group has been described in literature, we report a case of unusual proximal femur fracture in ten-year-old girl which is not described in literature in best of our knowledge. A 10 years old girl was brought to us with pain in right hip joint and inability to bear weight on right lower limb after road traffic accident (child was hit by a car while walking on the road). Evaluated and found to have fracture of proximal femur. fracture was fixed with long PHILOS plate, which united in eight weeks duration, implant was removed at 10 month. At present after 14 months, she is able to perform her routine activities comfortably. and her Harris hip score is 95. We propose to add this type of fracture as 5th type of Delbet's classification as the fracture pattern in my patient was not fitting in any group of Delbet's classification and it belongs to proximal femur group and anatomically this fracture pattern was next to type IV fracture. Uncommon fracture of hip in children can be expected, this type of fracture can be added as 5th type in Delbet's classification. Long term outcome and ideal treatment yet to be described.

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