Surgical treatment of femoral fractures in obese children: does excessive body weight increase the rate of complications?

TitleSurgical treatment of femoral fractures in obese children: does excessive body weight increase the rate of complications?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsLeet AI, Pichard CP, Ain MC
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
Volume87
Issue12
Pagination2609-13
Date Published2005 Dec
Abstract

In light of the increasing rate of obesity among children in the United States, this study examines whether obese children have an increased rate of complications following surgical treatment of femoral shaft fractures.

Alternate JournalJ Bone Joint Surg Am