Growth patterns after lengthening of congenitally short lower limbs in young children.

@article{Sabharwal2000GrowthPA,
  title={Growth patterns after lengthening of congenitally short lower limbs in young children.},
  author={Sanjeev Sabharwal and Dror Paley and A. L. Bhave and John E. Herzenberg},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2000},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={137-45}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess growth patterns after lengthening of the congenitally short femur or tibia in children younger than 6 years. Twenty such children underwent 28 bone segment lengthenings (13 femora and 15 tibiae) by distraction osteogenesis. Our results show that femoral lengthening in children younger than 6 years does not lead to growth inhibition, whereas isolated femoral lengthening may be associated with growth stimulation. Isolated tibial lengthening in children… CONTINUE READING

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