Assessment of Bone Healing During Antegrade Intramedullary Rod Femur Lengthening Using Radiographic Pixel Density

@article{Vulcano2018AssessmentOB,
  title={Assessment of Bone Healing During Antegrade Intramedullary Rod Femur Lengthening Using Radiographic Pixel Density},
  author={Ettore Vulcano and Jonathan S Markowitz and Shabaz Ali and Joseph Nguyen and Austin T. Fragomen and S. Robert Rozbruch},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  year={2018},
  volume={26},
  pages={e388–e394}
}
Introduction: Premature full weight bearing after femur lengthening can lead to implant failure, telescopic nail shortening, and regenerate fracture. This study aimed at performing a retrospective analysis of the correlation between pixel density ratio (PDR) calculations and clinical readiness for weight bearing in patients undergoing intramedullary nail–mediated femoral distraction osteogenesis. Methods: Thirty-two patients who underwent antegrade femur lengthening were included in this study… CONTINUE READING
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