• Medicine
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    Journal of the Royal College…
    1998

Osteogenesis imperfecta in Zimbabwe: a comparison between treatment with intramedullary rods of fixed-length and self-expanding rods.

@article{Harrison1998OsteogenesisII,
  title={Osteogenesis imperfecta in Zimbabwe: a comparison between treatment with intramedullary rods of fixed-length and self-expanding rods.},
  author={William James Harrison and K C Rankin},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh},
  year={1998},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={
          328-32
        }
}
The results of surgical treatment of 15 children with osteogenesis imperfecta in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe are reviewed. A total of 23 self-expanding and 27 fixed-length rods were used. Outcome was measured in terms of mobility status, growth, incidence of refracture, need for reoperation, and complications. Eight of the children improved their mobility status over the course of treatment. Self-expanding rods appeared to confer more benefit to growth than fixed-length rods. Refracture was more common… CONTINUE READING

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