Functional results of lower extremity lengthening by motorized intramedullary nails.

@article{Dinyrek2012FunctionalRO,
  title={Functional results of lower extremity lengthening by motorized intramedullary nails.},
  author={Hakan Dinçy{\"u}rek and Mehmet Kocaoğlu and I. Levent Eralp and Fikri Erkal Bilen and G{\"o}ksel Dikmen and Ilker Eren},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={
          42-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of patients undergoing limb lengthening using motorized intramedullary nails. METHODS This study included eleven femora and 4 tibiae from 14 patients (9 male, 5 female; mean age: 26.9 years; range: 14 to 51 years) who underwent limb lengthening using motorized intramedullary femoral nails (Fitbone(®) TAA). Average preoperative limb shortening was 4.9 (range: 2.5 to 7.5) cm. Distraction was initiated on the seventh postoperative day… CONTINUE READING

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