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Lengthening of the humerus is now an established technique. We compared the complications of humeral lengthening with those of femoral lengthening and investigated whether or not the callus formation in the humerus proceeds at a higher rate than that in the femur. A total of 24 humeral and 24 femoral lengthenings were performed on 12 patients with(More)
This study evaluated the effect of limb lengthening on longitudinal growth in patients with achondroplasia. Growth of the lower extremity was assessed retrospectively by serial radiographs in 35 skeletally immature patients with achondroplasia who underwent bilateral limb lengthening (Group 1), and in 12 skeletally immature patients with achondroplasia who(More)
SUMMARY Convergent type radioulnar translocation is an extremely rare form of injury occurring in a growing child. We report a case of convergent radioulnar translocation along with a radial head fracture in a young child. Open reduction of the elbow and internal fixation of the radial head fragment helped in achieving concentric reduction and good(More)
BACKGROUND Use of the Ilizarov technique for limb lengthening in patients with achondroplasia is controversial, with a high risk of complications balancing cosmetic gains. Although several articles have described the complications of this procedure and satisfaction of patients after surgery, it remains unclear whether lengthening improves the quality of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Ilizarov's technique and intramedullary rodding have often been used individually in congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia. In this series, we attempted to combine the advantages of both methods while minimizing the complications. METHODS We reviewed 15 cases of congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia (CPT) who were treated with a(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple radiographic parameters used for diagnosis and quantification of morphologic pincer features have emerged, but the degree to which pelvic tilt or rotation affects conventional radiography and EOS(®) is unknown. QUESTION/PURPOSES We asked: (1) What is the reliability of EOS(®) and conventional radiography at increasing sizes of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Complications related to the fibula during distraction osteogenesis could cause malalignment. Most published studies have analyzed only migration of the fibula during lengthening, with few studies examining the effects of fibular complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 120 segments (in 60 patients) between(More)
The surgical approach to the brachial plexus is of great importance during surgery for brachial plexus injuries--obstetric or traumatic. A number of different approaches have been described over the years for these injuries, with each 1 having its own advantages and disadvantages. We describe a novel approach to the supra-clavicular and infra-clavicular(More)
BACKGROUND Failed infected internal fixation produces significant pain and functional disability. In infected internal fixation of hip fractures with partial or complete head destruction, total hip arthroplasty (THA) can be technically challenging; however, it restores hip biomechanics. The present study is to evaluate the results and assess the(More)