Distal tibial physeal bridge: a complication from a tension band plate and screw construct. Report of a case.

Abstract

We report on a case of a tension band plate and screw construct (Eight Plate) used over the anterior distal tibia in an 9-year-old girl in an attempt to induce recurvatum of the ankle joint to correct a recalcitrant equinus deformity. With growth of the distal tibial physis, the epiphyseal screw was drawn through the physis into the distal tibial metaphysis, resulting in the creation of a transphyseal bony bar. Caution should be exercised when attempting temporary hemiepiphyseodesis using a plate and screw construct in small epiphyses or in an osteopenic bone.

DOI: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32834f0477

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@article{Oda2013DistalTP, title={Distal tibial physeal bridge: a complication from a tension band plate and screw construct. Report of a case.}, author={Jon E. Oda and Mihir M. Thacker}, journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B}, year={2013}, volume={22 3}, pages={259-63} }