Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, February 6th, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "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. A retrospective review of the charts of children between 6 and 14 years of age who were treated operatively for a femoral shaft fracture was performed, and complications were identified. One hundred and three children (104 fractures), with a mean age at the time of injury of 9.3 years,...
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