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pediatric orthopedics

pediatric orthopedics

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Pediatric Orthopedics
\u2022An avascular necrosis of the femoral head
\u2022Should be considered in any limping child 4 \u2013 12
years of age
Risk factors/ etiology

\u2022Cause is unknown
\u2022Femoral head has a tenuous vascular supply,
which, when interrupted, can lead to necrosis

\u2022Risk factors are trauma, transient synovitis,
venous congestion, hyperviscosity, and
coagulation abnormalities
\u2022Boys predominate 4 \u2013 5:1; 20% of cases bilateral

\u2022Other associations include poverty, low birth
weight, and undescended testes

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