One-stage lengthening for femoral shortening with associated deformity.
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...Expand abstract
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