Is surgery always indicated in rachitic coronal knee deformities? Our experience in 198 knees.

INTRODUCTION Defective mineralization of osteoid matrix prior to physeal closure causes rickets. Poor calcification of the cartilage matrix in the zone of provisional calcification causes flattened skull, rachitic rosary, bowed legs, coxa vara and brittle bones. The recent literature has seen an increase in the incidence of the disease in both developing… CONTINUE READING