Developed at the request of Pediatric Orthopedics, the Sager Infant Bilateral is the only traction splint that will treat infants and children up to age six (6). Featuring quantifiable dynamic traction, the S300 Infant Bilateral is easy to apply, comes complete with all accessories required for use, and features stainless steel construction.
Childhood fractures are serious injuries; The greatest incidence of femoral fractures in children occur around the age of three (3). Two-thirds of all femoral fractures and the most frequent fractures occur in the middle shaft of the femur.1 In North America, fractures of the femoral shaft are common in childhood and are serious injuries.
Extensive soft tissue damage occurs and blood loss of 500ml, or up to 20% of blood volume is common. Usually the distal fragments are laterally rotated with variable amounts of overriding.2
Clinically, pain, deformity, swelling at the fracture site, shortening of the limb and external rotation occurs. Application of traction splinting aligns the fragments, restores near normal tissue pressure in the limb, reducing further blood loss and tissue injury, and decreasing pain. Early traction may minimize blood loss and reduce transfusions and possible complication.