Biomechanical Problems, Axial Deviation and Functional Recovery in Extensive Limb Lengthening
The procedure of limb lengthening, when used to reduce severe asymmetric hypometria, as in achondroplastic dwarfism, is a recent achievement. Methods are different but the most effective is based on the use of external fixators, of which the intrinsic properties of rigidity and capability to keep bone fragments well aligned are used to distract the surgically interrupted bone fragments at an average distractional daily rate of 1 mm.
KeywordsValgus Deformity Early Fusion Limb Lengthening Fibular Osteotomy Distractional Rate
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