Correction of juxtaarticular deformities in children using the Ilizarov apparatus.

  title={Correction of juxtaarticular deformities in children using the Ilizarov apparatus.},
  author={Keisuke Sakurakichi and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya and Tamon Kabata and Teruhisa Yamashiro and Koji Watanabe and K Tomita},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association},
  volume={10 4},
BACKGROUND Deformity correction using external fixation was performed for various disorders in children. We reviewed 18 children who underwent juxtaarticular deformity correction using the Ilizarov apparatus with either a transverse or focal dome osteotomy. The amount of deformity correction, external fixation time, external fixation index, length gained, and incidence of complications were examined. METHODS A series of 27 operations were performed in lower limb segments on 10 femurs and 17… CONTINUE READING

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