Leg lengthening by osteotomy and gradual distraction: an experimental study.

@article{Peltonen1988LegLB,
  title={Leg lengthening by osteotomy and gradual distraction: an experimental study.},
  author={Jari I. Peltonen and Erkki Karaharju and K. R. Aalto and I. Alitalo and Kalevi Hietaniemi},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={1988},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={
          509-12
        }
}
  • Jari I. Peltonen, Erkki Karaharju, +2 authors Kalevi Hietaniemi
  • Published in
    Journal of pediatric…
    1988
  • Medicine
  • Osteotomy and gradual distraction of the distal radius was performed on 12 sheep. After 3-6 weeks of daily distraction by external fixation, lengthening of 0.5-1.8 cm was achieved. Three weeks after distraction was begun, striae of new bone, organized in the direction of the distraction, were noted radiologically. The bony consolidation developed from the osteotomized bone ends to the center of the distraction area. Medullary structures also contributed to bone formation in the distraction area… CONTINUE READING

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