Callotasis lengthening in the upper extremity: indications, techniques, and pitfalls.

@article{Seitz1991CallotasisLI,
  title={Callotasis lengthening in the upper extremity: indications, techniques, and pitfalls.},
  author={William Hutchins Seitz and Avrum I. Froimson},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={
          932-9
        }
}
Bone lengthening through callotasis has been performed in 12 bones of the upper extremity in eight patients. Diagnoses included congenital amputations, phocomelia, radial agenesis, traumatic amputations, and infected fracture with bone loss. Nine of the 12 procedures resulted in complete consolidation of the transport gap with new bone without need for bone graft. One patient died of unrelated illness before completion of treatment but demonstrated early consolidation of the gap. In two cases… CONTINUE READING

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