Michał Latalski

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UNLABELLED Gradual limb lengthening with external fixators using distraction osteogenesis principles is the gold standard for treatment of limb-length discrepancy. However, long treatment time is a major disadvantage of the current lengthening procedures. Efforts to decrease the treatment include biological and biomechanical factors. Injection of(More)
BACKGROUND Severe deformities of the chest, early-onset progressive scoliosis, congenital defects of the ribs and the vertebral column may all give rise to the thoracic insufficiency syndrome (TIS), when the chest capacity is too low to fully support basic vital functions, leading to gradually progressive cardiopulmonary failure. Aim of study. This paper(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Early-onset scoliosis with co-existing thoracic deformity is particularly difficult to treat, with early surgery usually being the only rational solution. Operative correction of the deformed spine and rib cage employs techniques enabling further growth of the structures, an example of which is the Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Scoliosis is a serious clinical problem which requires a systematic physical therapy and control of body balance--treatment from the moment of achieving skeletal maturity by a child. In the situation of neglect of such a management, the deformation of the spine often requires surgical intervention. The role of parents in the(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Postural defects increasingly more often concern children and adolescents at school age. The lack of prophylaxis and neglecting adequate procedures may lead to limitations of physical and motor abilities, back pain, or the development of severe spinal deformities. Recognition of the risk factors conducive to the occurrence of the(More)
BACKGROUND Diastematomyelia is a type of dysraphism with a double or bifid spinal cord divided by an osseous septum. This defect often co-occurs with other developmental disorders of the skull or the atlanto-occipital junction. The course may be benign or aggressive. 2. CASE REPORTS We describe two female patients treated in the Rehabilitation Clinic and(More)
Background. The metal element of an external stabilizer cause changes in the electrical potential of tissue. During limb lengthening, large differences in potential are generated between the apparatus and the limb. According to some authorities this phenomenon may have a negative impact on the rebuilding of bone.<br /> Material and methods. In 10 children(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Scoliosis is a serious clinical problem which requires a systematic physical therapy and control of body balance - treatment from the moment of achieving skeletal maturity by a child. In the situation of neglect of such a management, the deformation of the spine often requires surgical intervention. The role of parents in the(More)