Using humeral nail for surgical reconstruction of femur in adolescents with osteogenesis imperfecta
Paphon Sa-ngasoongsong, Tanyawat Saisongcroh, Chanika Angsanuntsukh, Patarawan Woratanarat, Pornchai Mulpruek, Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Author contributions: Sa-ngasoongsong P and Mulpruek P performed all operations together; Sa-ngasoongsong P drafted manuscript; Saisongcroh T collected the patients’ clinical data and drafted the manuscript; Angsanuntsukh C and Woratanarat P provided material and technical support; Mulpruek P designed the study and revised manuscript for important intellectual content; all authors have read and approved the final version to be published.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethical Clearance Committee on Human Rights to Research Including Human Subjects, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University (Protocol ID 02-58-67).
Informed consent statement: According to the ethical approval, there was no need for informed consent from individual patients in retrospective study (all data were retrieved from medical records).
Conflict-of-interest statement: All of the authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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Correspondence to: Pornchai Mulpruek, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, 270, Rama VI Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 27, 2017
Peer-review started: February 12, 2017
First decision: June 12, 2017
Revised: June 16, 2017
Accepted: July 21, 2017
Article in press: July 22, 2017
Published online: September 18, 2017