[Lengthening of the femur and tibia using Wagner's method].


Thirty-nine patients (19 girls and 20 boys with an average age of 14 years) were submitted to 41 lengthening osteotomies by Wagner's method. The average preoperative shortening was 6.4 cm (3.5-25) and the average lengthening achieved in the femur was 6.4 cm (2.0-10.3) while the lengthening achieved in the tibia was 5.5-5.6 cm. In five patients, residual… (More)


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