Leg lengthening for short stature in Turner's syndrome.

  title={Leg lengthening for short stature in Turner's syndrome.},
  author={Joseph P. Bidwell and George C. Bennet and M. J. Bell and P. J. Witherow},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={82 8},
We describe ten patients with Turner's syndrome (karyotype 45, XO) who had leg lengthening for short stature. A high incidence of postoperative complications was encountered and many patients required intramedullary fixation as a salvage procedure. We discuss the reasons for this and highlight the differences between our findings and those of a similar series recently reported. In view of the considerable difficulties encountered, we do not recommend leg lengthening in Turner's syndrome.