Hemiepiphyseodesis for Juvenile and Adolescent Tibia Vara Utilizing Percutaneous Transphyseal Screws.

@article{Murphy2017HemiepiphyseodesisFJ,
  title={Hemiepiphyseodesis for Juvenile and Adolescent Tibia Vara Utilizing Percutaneous Transphyseal Screws.},
  author={Robert Francis Murphy and Mark A Pacult and William Roy Barfield and James Francis Mooney},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND In juvenile and adolescent tibia vara patients with sufficient growth remaining, implant-controlled hemiepiphyseodesis, or guided growth, can be used to correct deformity. Recent reports have described hardware failure of certain hemiepiphyseodesis implants in overweight patients with tibia vara. We describe our experience using transphyseal screws to correct deformity in this patient population. METHODS A retrospective chart and radiograph review was conducted on all juvenile and… CONTINUE READING