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Table 1 Demographic characteristics according to treatment group

From: Pediatric femoral shaft fractures: treatment strategies according to age - 13 years of experience in one medical center

Demographic characteristics Plating IMN Skin traction Ex-Fix TEN Spica
Number of patients 3 12 11 14 21 151
Average age (years) 10.5 14.4 0.2 10.6 9.7 3.5
Sex (M/F) (% of patients) 67:33 67:33 64:36 62:38 52:48 75:25
Side (L/R) (% of patients) 0:100 55:45 55:45 57:43 62:38 54:46
Type of fracture (% of patients)       
 Spiral 33.3 10 50 0 30 67
 Oblique 33.3 0 10 0 0 6
 Transverse 33.3 80 40 50 70 20
 Comminuted 0 10 0 30 0 1
 Open 0 0 0 20 0 0
 Buckle 0 0 0 0 0 6
Mechanism of injury (% of patients)       
 Fall from height 0 8 0 8 5 6
Motor vehicle accident 0 42 0 75 50 9
 Fall with minor trauma 100 50 100 17 45 81
 Skating/biking 0 0 0 0 0 1.5
 Multitrauma injury 0 0 0 0 0 2.5
  1. TEN titanium elastic nail, Ex-Fix external fixator, IMN intramedullary medullary nail.