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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Peter M Stevens, Eduardo N Novais
BACKGROUND: Young children with chondrodysplasia may develop multilevel varus deformities that compromise comfort and gait. The classic treatment of performing corrective, staged osteotomies, at each level of deformity, is a daunting prospect that is fraught with potential complications. To avoid this scenario, we have adopted single-event, multilevel surgery, using guided growth to simultaneously address bilateral varus deformities of the knee and hip, with good results. METHODS: Three cousins with Schmid-type metaphyseal dysplasia, presented for treatment of progressive varus deformities...
September 2012: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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