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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23506166/role-of-hybrid-monolateral-fixators-in-managing-humeral-length-and-deformity-correction
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Rajat Malot, Kwang-Won Park, Sang-Heon Song, Hyeok-Nam Kwon, Hae-Ryong Song
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Humeral lengthening and deformity correction are now being done increasingly for various etiologies. Monolateral external fixators have advantages over traditional Ilizarov circular fixators; they are easy to apply, they are less bulky, and they are therefore more convenient for the patient. We assessed the effectiveness of hybrid monolateral lateral fixators in humeral lengthening and deformity correction. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 23 patients (40 humeri) with various pathologies who underwent lengthening-with or without deformity correction using monolateral external fixator-between 2003 and 2008...
June 2013: Acta Orthopaedica
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