Efficacy of Treatment the Child who had closed fracture femur with the new instrument that helped us to apply hip spica cast in phichit hospital
Objective : To assess the result of treatment in child between 2-10 years who had closed fracture at the mid shalf of femur by Hip Spica cast with the new instument in Phichit Hospital.
Method : Treatment out come in the patients who had fracture femur by the new instrument and follow in a prospective study.
Result : From September 2001 to September 2005 the 20 patients between 2-10 years who had closed fracture at the shaft of femur were treated by immediate Hip Spica cast with the new instrument that we called Phichit Hip Spica cast. Everybody had good result. Two in fifteen were change in the new Hip Spica because the unaccept aligment followed immediate check by fluoroscope in the operating room. The minor complication that found were four in fifteen patients and there was no major complication. The union time of all patients were 6-8 weeks.
Conclusion : The new instrument that we treated the child who had closed fracture at the shaft of femur was effective and good result.