Fixator-Assisted Acute Femoral Deformity Correction and Consecutive Lengthening Over an Intramedullary Nail


Kocaoglu M. , Eralp L., Bilen F. E. , Balci H. İ.

JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, no.1, pp.152-159, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.2106/jbjs.h.00114
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME
  • Page Numbers: pp.152-159

Abstract

Background: External fixators are being used frequently in standard limb-lengthening and deformity-correction procedures. Lengthening over an intramedullary nail has been a successful technique, and fixator-assisted intramedullary nailing has provided satisfactory results for the correction of selected deformities. We report a combined technique for the treatment of femoral deformities associated with shortening.