Complications encountered during lengthening over an intramedullary nail


Kocaoglu M., Eralp L., Kilicoglu O. , Burc H., Cakmak M.

JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, no.11, pp.2406-2411, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.2106/00004623-200411000-00007
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2406-2411

Abstract

Background: In limb-lengthening, the quest for increased patient comfort and a reduced period of external fixation has led to techniques such as lengthening over an intramedullary nail. The goals of this study were to investigate the rate and types of complications encountered during lengthening over an intramedullary nail and to identify solutions to these complications.