Long-term results of leg length discrepancy treated with temporary epiphyseal stapling in children with juvenile chronic arthritis.


OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate retrospectively the long-term efficacy of temporary stapling of the knee epiphyses over four decades of use in children with JCA. METHODS Medical data of the patients with temporary epiphyseodesis due to leg length discrepancy (LLD) were studied. Seventeen knees in 17 patients were found with… (More)


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