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[A method of cost evaluation of orthopedic treatment of femoral diaphyseal fractures in school-age children].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service d'Orthopédie Pédiatrique, Hôpital Necker, Paris.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY:

Femoral diaphysis fractures are very frequent in children. The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost of orthopaedic treatment for femoral diaphysis fracture in school's age children.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

50 femoral fractures were reviewed at an average of 5 years follow-up with many economic parameters.

DISCUSSION:

Different treatments are available for this type of fracture. Actually, there is a controversy between orthopaedic and surgical treatment and no one gives better long term results. Therefore economic reasons can help for the choice of the method when the final result is equivalent. The same study should be realized for other available fracture treatments.

CONCLUSION:

Future studies should use the same methodology in order to obtain the real cost of each treatment.

PMID:
9452809
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