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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
D M Eastwood, A P Sanghrajka
Guiding growth by harnessing the ability of growing bone to undergo plastic deformation is one of the oldest orthopaedic principles. Correction of deformity remains a major part of the workload for paediatric orthopaedic surgeons and recently, along with developments in limb reconstruction and computer-directed frame correction, there has been renewed interest in surgical methods of physeal manipulation or 'guided growth'. Manipulating natural bone growth to correct a deformity is appealing, as it allows gradual correction by non- or minimally invasive methods...
January 2011: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume
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