Management of birth-associated subtrochanteric femur fractures

Published online: Dec 27 2016

Selcuk FRIK

From the Mardin State Hospital, Turkey


In daily clinical practice most orthopedic surgeons suffer from doubt about treatment of rare injuries. The aim of this study is to enlighten the management of birth related femoral subtrochanteric fractures of neonates. Four birth-related femoral subtrochanteric fractures of neonates were treated and followed up. Difficult caesarian breech delivery seems to be a risk factor. All patients were treated with Pavlik harness and union was achieved by the fourth week. None of the patients suffer any angulation or limb length discrepancy. Adequate management of this type of fractures lead to good results.