PERCUTANEOUS EPIPHYSIODESIS USING TRANSPHYSEAL SCREWS FOR TREATMENT OF GENU VALGUM

@inproceedings{Potgieter2003PERCUTANEOUSEU,
  title={PERCUTANEOUS EPIPHYSIODESIS USING TRANSPHYSEAL SCREWS FOR TREATMENT OF GENU VALGUM},
  author={Dries Potgieter and Jacobus H Visser},
  year={2003}
}
We evaluated the use of percutaneous screw epiphysiodesis to treat genu valgum deformity in adolescents, and the possibilities of extending its use to younger patients with different causes of angular deformities or leg length discrepancies. To date, the surgical options for adolescent idiopathic genu valgum have been medial physeal retardation by stapling, growth arrest by epiphysiodesis of the distal femur and/or tibia, or osteotomy. From September 1999, we prospectively studied 16 patients… CONTINUE READING

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