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Limb lenthening

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Hui Wan Park, Kyu Hyun Yang, Ki Seok Lee, Sun Young Joo, Yoon Hae Kwak, Hyun Woo Kim
BACKGROUND: The details regarding bone formation and complication rates associated with tibial lengthening over an intramedullary nail with use of the Ilizarov external fixator have not been reported, to our knowledge. The purpose of this study was to review our experiences with this procedure, performed in individuals with idiopathic short stature. In addition, we compared the results of lengthening over a nail, in terms of the observed bone formation and the complications, with those of the conventional Ilizarov method...
September 2008: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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