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PURPOSE OF THE STUDY We assessed an adaptation of the Ilizarov method aimed at a considerable reduction in the period of treatment for leg lengthening in order to limit complications related to the duration of the external fixation. This technique associates multiple segment lengthening, automatic high-frequency lengthening, and stimulation of bone(More)
INTRODUCTION Long bone lengthening surgery using progressive surgical methods has been the source of frequent complications. Some authors have classified these complications either descriptively, according to the date of onset after the operation, or based on their severity. The Caton classification (1985) has had the virtue of contributing the notion of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diaphyseal and metaphyseal fractures in children are frequently treated with the flexible intramedullary nailing (FIN) method. The aim of this study was to record postoperative complications and outcome in consecutive fracture patients treated with the new precurved tip and shaft nails and dedicated ergonomic instrumentation. (More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Bone lengthening with the Ilizarov technique gives good results but certain disadvantages are common: possible axial deviation during lengthening, long time to bone union, risk of fracture after removal of the external fixator. Associating the Ilizarov technique with elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) commonly used in(More)
INTRODUCTION During progressive lower limb lengthening in the management of Ollier's disease, the mean bone-healing index usually reported in the literature stands around 35 days/cm. One of the therapeutic objectives is to reduce the duration of the external fixation. HYPOTHESIS The use of an elastic stable intramedullary nailing system (ESIN) combined(More)
PURPOSE Most of the techniques for forearm lengthening involve external fixation to achieve stability and provide progressive distraction. We introduce the use of elastic stable intramedullar nailing (ESIN) in combination with external circular assembly for the procedure. The purpose of this prospective study was to compare Ilizarov's classical technique(More)
PURPOSE Our research was aimed at studying the radiographic and histological outcomes of using flexible intramedullary nailing (FIN) combined with Ilizarov external fixation (IEF) versus Ilizarov external fixation alone on a canine model of an open tibial shaft fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS Transverse diaphyseal tibial fractures were modelled in twenty(More)
INTRODUCTION Various studies have found that 6.6 to 31% of supracondylar elbow fractures in children have nerve-related complications. One-third of these are cases of anterior interosseous nerve (AIN) palsy that usually result in a deficit of active thumb and index flexion. The goal of this cadaver study was to describe the course of the AIN to achieve a(More)
INTRODUCTION The issue of prognosis in limb length discrepancy in children affected by congenital abnormality remains a subject of concern. Therapeutic strategy must take length prediction into account, to adapt equalization techniques and the timing of treatment. Initial prognosis, however, may need revising after completion of one or several surgical(More)
Transphyseal reinforcement of right intact tibia performed with thin steel rods in six mongrel dogs at the age of six months. Contralateral segment served as control. The leg growth and blood supply studied under the created conditions for the next six months. Radiographic, physiologic (surface thermometry, photoplethysmography), and statistical methods(More)