Fracture Fixation in Children

This book is a practical and comprehensive text on fracture fixation in children using intramedullary pins. The original technique initiated in 1977 follows a simple principle of transverse and longitudinal fixation in which two bowed opposed pins are inserted from the metaphysis and elastically fill the bone cavity. The strong mechanical stability provided allows an early return to full activity and weight-bearing. The volume explains the biology, mechanical principles, and rules for conducting the surgery for this technique. Long bone fractures are then looked at individually along with specific indications. Both the experienced and the novice surgeon are given guidance that allows operative treatment of virtually any type of long bone fracture in children.