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Spontaneous Hemarthrosis of the Knee - Late Complication of Flexible Femur Nailing: A Case Report

Indranil V Kushare 1 , Matthew E Oetgen 2 and Suzanne J Walters 2 , *
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1 Division of Orthopedics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus OH, USA
2 Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC, USA
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  • Trauma Monthly: September 01, 2016, 21 (4); e23063
  • Published Online: March 27, 2016
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: September 9, 2014
  • Accepted: December 15, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.23063

To Cite: Kushare I V, Oetgen M E, Walters S J. Spontaneous Hemarthrosis of the Knee - Late Complication of Flexible Femur Nailing: A Case Report, Trauma Mon. 2016 ; 21(4):e23063. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.23063.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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