Epiphysiodesis: evaluation of a new technique.

Abstract

Proximal tibial epiphyseal fusion was performed in immature black Labrador retriever dogs using an 8-mm drill followed by a high-speed burr. Epiphysiodesis was complete at 2 weeks in all experimental animals (average growth of 1.5 mm, whereas the unoperated side averaged 5.9 mm of growth). Minimal surgical exposure resulted in less pain in the experimental… (More)

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