J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2016 Jun;51(3):255-259. 10.4055/jkoa.2016.51.3.255.

Fracture of Distal Epiphysis of Femur during Childbirth: 10-Year Follow-Up Report

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea. aabga@hanmail.net


Epiphyseal fractures in neonates are rare and difficult to diagnose on simple radiographic images and objective guidelines for treatment have not yet been established. Authors performed conservative treatment for displaced distal femoral epiphyseal fracture detected on 5th day after cesarean section delivery. At 10 years of follow-up, satisfactory functional recovery was observed. Herein, we report on a case of displaced distal femoral epiphyseal birth fracture with literature reviews.


femur; epiphysis; distal; fracture; birth; neonate
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