Femoral lengthening over an intramedullary nail using the external fixator: risk of infection and knee problems in 22 patients with a follow-up of 2 years or more.

@article{Song2005FemoralLO,
  title={Femoral lengthening over an intramedullary nail using the external fixator: risk of infection and knee problems in 22 patients with a follow-up of 2 years or more.},
  author={H R Song and Chang-Wug Oh and Rakesh Mattoo and Byung-Chul Park and Sung-Jung Kim and Il-Hyung Park and I. G. Jeon and Joo-Chul Ihn},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={245-52}
}
BACKGROUND The time for femoral lengthening is shortened if external fixation is combined with intramedullary nailing. However, several complications have been reported with this procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the outcome of femoral lengthening performed over an intramedullary nail using external fixation in 22 patients. These patients were followed for a mean of 3.2 (2-5.2) years. The mean age was 22 (13-35) years at the time of the index procedure. The mean… CONTINUE READING