Comparison of fixator-assisted nailing versus circular external fixator for bone realignment of lower extremity angular deformities in rickets disease


Eralp L., Kocaoglu M. , Toker B., Balci H. İ. , Awad A.

ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY, vol.131, no.5, pp.581-589, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 131 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00402-010-1162-8
  • Journal Name: ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.581-589
  • Keywords: Fixator-assisted nailing, Rickets, Deformity, HYPOPHOSPHATEMIC RICKETS, CORRECTIVE OSTEOTOMIES
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In rickets patients, limb deformities are usually multiapical and complex even with medical treatment; residual deformities remain necessitating surgical correction. In our study we aim to compare the results of correction of lower limb deformities, in rickets patients, treated with circular external fixator versus fixator-assisted intra-medullary nail.