Hypophosphatemic rickets: the role of hemiepiphysiodesis.


Despite early medical intervention, children with hypophosphatemic rickets often have progressive deformities in the lower extremities. With the forces imparted by gravity and weight bearing, varus or valgus deformities that might otherwise have been physiological are likely to progress, causing gait disturbance and pain. Proper medical management is… (More)