Preliminary report on amputation versus reconstruction in treatment of tibial hemimelia.


BALCI H. İ. , Sağlam Y. , BILGILI F. , SEN C., KOCAOGLU M. , ERALP L.

Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica, vol.49, no.6, pp.627-33, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2015.15.0005
  • Title of Journal : Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica
  • Page Numbers: pp.627-33
  • Keywords: Amputation, external fixation, knee centralization, reconstruction, SF-10 (TM), tibial hemimelia, CONGENITAL LONGITUDINAL DEFICIENCY, FIBULAR TRANSFER, ABSENCE

Abstract

Objective: Tibial hemimelia is a rare disorder characterized by the absence or hypoplasia of the tibia with associated rigidity. The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the affectivity of reconstructive surgeries including centralization of the knee-ankle joints and lengthening with Ilizarov principles, as well as physical and functional results of amputation and reconstruction.