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Back pain and arthralgia before and after lengthening. 75 patients questioned after 6 (1-11) years.
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PMID:  8042488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We performed 100 lengthenings of the lower extremities in 85 patients from 1980 to 1991, using three different surgical techniques. 6 (1-11) years after lengthening 75 of these patients with a preoperative leg length inequality of 6 (3-14) cm were clinically and radiographically assessed, and replied to a questionnaire on pre- and postoperative complaints of low back pain and pain from the joints of the lower extremities. Patients 15 years of age or younger at surgery had few complaints. Before lengthening, 18 patients suffered from severe low back pain compared with 6 at follow-up. Complaints from the joints of the lower extremities were less common and the effect of lengthening on these symptoms was minor. The ability to work, walk and to perform recreational activities was improved. 60 patients were satisfied with the result of the lengthening.
B Tjernström; L Rehnberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0001-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Scand     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-25     Completed Date:  1994-08-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370352     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Scand     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Back Pain / etiology*
Bone Lengthening* / adverse effects
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Leg Length Inequality / surgery*
Middle Aged
Pain, Postoperative / etiology*
Patient Satisfaction
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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