Callotasis lengthening in patients with brachymetacarpia.

  title={Callotasis lengthening in patients with brachymetacarpia.},
  author={H. Ogata H. Kato and Akio Minami and Naoki Suenaga and Masanori Iwasaki and Takumi Kimura},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={22 4},
Callotasis lengthening is an established method, but few cases of metacarpal lengthening have been reported. The authors performed callotasis lengthening to treat brachymetacarpia in six digits in three patients. The patient age at the time of distraction ranged from 10 to 19 years. The period of application of an external fixator averaged 13.9 weeks (range 10-19 weeks). All the metacarpals achieved the target length, and all patients were satisfied with the esthetic improvement. The length of… CONTINUE READING


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