Use of Proximal Humerus Locking Plates for Fixation of Pediatric Femoral Neck Fractures: Technical Trick

J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Sep;34(9):e312-e315. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001765.


Displaced pediatric femoral neck fractures are uncommon and complex injuries which require urgent operative fixation. Owing to the small and variable size of the pediatric femur, implant selection and availability can be difficult. We present a novel technique for the stabilization of these fractures with commonly available implants which provides physeal sparing, fixed angle, and stable fixation.

MeSH terms

  • Bone Plates*
  • Child
  • Femoral Fractures* / surgery
  • Femoral Neck Fractures* / diagnostic imaging
  • Femoral Neck Fractures* / surgery
  • Femur
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal*
  • Humans
  • Humerus