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Correction of distal femoral valgus deformities in adolescents and young adults using minimally invasive fixator-assisted locking plating (FALP).
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PMID:  22960367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The treatment of distal femoral valgus deformities in skeletally mature patients might be a challenging surgical problem with significant morbidity. Treatment options are various and include osteotomy and external fixation, intramedullary nailing, and plating using standard and locking plates. We describe technical notes of minimally invasive technique of fixator-assisted plating using a supracondylar locking plate. During a period of 3 years, we operated on six patients (seven femurs) with distal femoral valgus deformities of different etiologies. All patients achieved correction of the deformities and started full weight bearing with radiographic evidence of union 6 weeks after correction. We believe that fixator-assisted locking plating has advantages over correction using external fixation and intramedullary nailing. This method of correction can be performed by a minimally invasive technique, precisely, and with minimal morbidity.
Mark Eidelman; Yaniv Keren; Doron Norman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopaedics. Part B     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5865     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300904     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
aPediatric Orthopedic Surgery Unit bDepartments of Orthopedic Surgery A cOrthopedic Surgery B, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.
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