Fractures after femoral lengthening using the Ilizarov method.

  title={Fractures after femoral lengthening using the Ilizarov method.},
  author={Martin B. Danziger and Anoop Kumar and John Dallas DeWeese},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={15 2},
Eighteen children with leg length discrepancies underwent femoral lengthenings using the Ilizarov method. Eight had concomitant tibial lengthening. Nine femoral and no tibial fractures occurred. Eight fractures occurred after lengthenings > 5 cm. Three occurred while in the frame. These healed without complication after frame extension. Six fractures occurred after frame removal. Treatment with spica casting left four patients with minimal angulation and one patient shortened. Five of nine… CONTINUE READING

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