Bonnie Leighley

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Reangulation and displacement after closed reduction of pediatric forearm fractures were reviewed in 90 patients treated with 1978-1984. All fractures were remanipulated and followed to union. No complications occurred and all had a functionally satisfactory result. Both intrinsic and extrinsic factors were identified as contributing to the complication of(More)
We report a retrospective review of 50 consecutive patients (75 feet) with chronically symptomatic accessory tarsal naviculars that failed to improve with conservative treatment. Surgical treatment consisted of excision of the accessory tarsal navicular or medial protuberance of a prominent cornuate-shaped navicular combined with simple replication of the(More)
Several maturation factors relative to growth and epiphyseal development were reviewed retrospectively in 191 patients with slipped capital femoral epiphysis, including bone age, height and weight, thyroid functions, sex hormone levels, and growth hormone levels. Seventy-one percent of 138 patients had weights above the 80th percentile. Active thyroid (T3)(More)
The treatment of unstable forearm fractures in children remains a challenging and controversial subject. There are times when more rigid fixation is needed to obtain and maintain fracture reduction. Open reduction/internal fixation or intramedullary nailing can be avoided by the use of the technique of pins and plaster. This study reviewed 20 forearm(More)
PURPOSE Cartilage hair hypoplasia (CHH) is a rare metaphyseal chondrodysplasia characterized by short stature and short limbs, found primarily in Amish and Finnish populations. Cartilage hair hypoplasia is caused by mutations in the RMRP gene located on chromosome 9p13.3. The disorder has several characteristic orthopaedic manifestations, including joint(More)
BACKGROUND Ellis-van Creveld is a dwarfing syndrome transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait. The constant features of the condition include acromelic-micromelic dwarfism, ectodermal dysplasia involving the nails, teeth and gums, postaxial polydactyly of the hands and congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease affects 50-60 % of all patients and(More)
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