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Twenty-five post-traumatic leg length discrepancies combined with axial deviation in 22 patients were treated with the Taylor spatial frame. We retrospectively analysed the accuracy of correction, the complication rate and the clinical outcome including the duration of treatment. The cases were divided into three sub-groups according to the level of the(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis and early treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) continue to be issues of discussion. In 1992, a nationwide general ultrasound screening program using Graf technique was introduced to detect DDH in Austria. We investigated the effects of this program on the rates of operative and conservative interventions and the(More)
BACKGROUND The Ponseti method for treatment of idiopathic clubfeet involves the use of serial casts, percutaneous Achilles tenotomy in most cases, and bracing with an abduction orthosis to prevent relapse. Although Ponseti recommended evaluation of the infant clubfoot strictly by palpation, many orthopaedic surgeons still rely on radiographs for(More)
This study was designed to analyze the different therapeutic methods used by European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society members from 13 countries for congenital pseudarthrosis of tibia. The treatment data of 340 patients who underwent 1287 procedures for this condition were analyzed. The essential findings were that the method of choice needed to approach the(More)
We have reviewed the results in 37 patients with unilateral congenital short femur (Pappas classes III to IX), treated by different lengthening procedures. The increase in the length of the femur varied from 15.6% to 142%, excellent or good results being obtained in 32 patients (86%). There was an average of 1.9 complications per case, most being seen(More)
The correction of a relapsed or neglected clubfoot by an external distractor is an alternative to a major operation which may involve triple arthrodesis and is often associated with skin problems. We report the use of the Ilizarov method to treat nine severely deformed feet, with satisfactory results in terms of function and appearance. The distractor(More)
  • F Grill
  • 1989
Thirty-three limb segments with various deformities in 28 children were treated by external fixation. Sole bone lengthenings and trauma cases were excluded from this study. The Wagner device was used in six cases, the Ilizarov ring fixator in seven, and the Orthofix in 20. Indications, techniques, results, and complications are discussed. The results(More)
Congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia is a rare disease with a variable history. The pseudarthrosis is usually not present at birth (and therefore is not truly congenital) but occurs during the first decade of life. Paget in 1891 was the first to describe a case. The etiology is unknown. Neurofibromatosis plays a role in approximately 50% of patients. In(More)
PURPOSE Circular external fixators have several advantages over other surgical options in the treatment of limb length discrepancy and axial deformity. The innovative Taylor Spatial Frame (TSF) combines a rigid hexapod fixation system with the support of a web-based software program, and thus offers the possibility of simultaneous corrections of(More)
BACKGROUND A common pathologic finding in the knee associated with congenital longitudinal deformity is aplasia of one or both cruciate ligaments. We performed a radiographic analysis to assess the changes in the femoral intercondylar notch and the tibial eminence in relation to the status of the cruciate ligaments. METHODS Thirty-four knees in thirty-one(More)