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One-stage lengthening for femoral shortening with associated deformity.

Abstract:

One-stage femoral lengthening is thought to have an unacceptably high complication rate and is not widely practised. We reviewed 17 patients after one-stage lengthening for femoral shortening with associated angular or rotational deformities. Minimal dissection of the bone ends was undertaken. The mean length gain was 4 cm (2 to 7), and the average time to union was 6 months (3 to 10). There were no neurovascular complications. Four patients had delayed or nonunion, but union was achieved aft...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Kambouroglou, G More by this author
Kenwright, J More by this author
Journal:
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Volume:
75
Issue:
4
Pages:
566-571
Publication date:
1993-07-05
ISSN:
0301-620X
URN:
uuid:0a689a44-0f7d-45b7-b541-5ab277c51023
Source identifiers:
62648
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pubs:62648

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