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Complications of high tibial osteotomy with external fixation in adolescent Blount's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17990411     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reported complication rates for tibial osteotomies have been widely variable and no study has focused on a single deformity etiology, surgical technique, or stabilization method. A review of 38 high tibial osteotomies with external fixation in adolescent Blount's disease patients was performed at two institutions. Results showed an overall complication rate of 153% and an elevated (97%) prevalence of morbid obesity in the patients in this series. This study highlights the potential association between comorbidities and elevated complication rates. Recognition of comorbidities will allow more effective risk stratification and preoperative counseling stressing the importance of compliance, wound, and pin care.
Nicole A Wilson; Susan A Scherl; Kathryn E Cramer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopedics     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0147-7447     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthopedics     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-09     Completed Date:  2008-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806107     Medline TA:  Orthopedics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  848-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Lombard, Ill, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Diseases, Developmental / epidemiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Obesity, Morbid / surgery
Osteotomy / adverse effects*
Tibia / radiography,  surgery*

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