Femoral derotation osteotomy in children with cerebral palsy using the pediatric proximal femoral nail


Sarikaya I. A. , Erdal O. A. , ŞEKER A., Gorgun B., Inan M.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS-PART B, cilt.29, ss.15-21, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/bpb.0000000000000639
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS-PART B
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.15-21

Özet

We designed a pediatric proximal femoral nail (PPFN) to overcome fixation method-related complications when performing femoral derotation osteotomy in cerebral palsy patients. Preliminary results of cerebral palsy patients who underwent femoral derotation osteotomy fixed using PPFN to treat in-toeing were evaluated. Sixteen patients with a mean age of 10 years were included. Mean follow-up duration was 36 months. There was no significant difference in the follow-up neck-shaft angle and articulotrochanteric distance values (P = 0.2 and 0.3). PPFN provides stable fixation, early weight-bearing, reduces soft-tissue disruption while limiting the complications due to fixation technique.