Femoral lengthening over an intramedullary nail : A matched-case comparison with Ilizarov femoral lengthening

@article{Paley1997FemoralLO,
  title={Femoral lengthening over an intramedullary nail : A matched-case comparison with Ilizarov femoral lengthening},
  author={Dror Paley and John E. Herzenberg and G P Paremain and A. L. Bhave},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1997},
  volume={79 10},
  pages={
          1464-80
        }
}
Twenty-nine patients (thirty-two femora) had femoral lengthening over an intramedullary nail, with the nail and the external fixator applied concomitantly at the time of the femoral osteotomy. After gradual distraction at a rate of one millimeter per day, the nail was locked and the fixator was removed. The mean age was twenty-six years (range, ten to fifty-three years), and the mean amount of lengthening was 5.8 centimeters (range, two to thirteen centimeters). For comparison, thirty-one… CONTINUE READING
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