Posttraumatic limb shortening: treatment with the Ilizarov distraction device.


BACKGROUND AND AIMS Limb length inequality is not only a cosmetic problem, it is also a functional concern. The aim of the study was to analyse the cases of limb lengthening after their posttraumatic shortening. The study design is descriptive and comparative. MATERIAL AND METHODS During the years 1979-1994 14 patients between 4-18 years of age were… (More)


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