Metaphyseal distraction for lower limb lengthening and correction of axial deformities.

@article{Schlenzka1990MetaphysealDF,
  title={Metaphyseal distraction for lower limb lengthening and correction of axial deformities.},
  author={Dietrich K. Schlenzka and Mikko S. Poussa and Kalevi Osterman},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={1990},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={202-5}
}
Metaphyseal distraction with the Orthofix apparatus was performed on 10 patients (five femora and five tibiae). A retrospective review is presented. The follow-up time was 10-38 months. A satisfactory correction of leg length and axial deformity was achieved in all cases. There was no need for plating or bone grafting. All patients showed solid bony fusion at follow-up. Pin tract infections in seven patients resolved under antibiotic treatment. Problems of pin loosening and mechanical weakness… CONTINUE READING
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