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Correction of forearm deformities in children with multiple osteochondroma, by corrective radial osteotomy and ulnar lengthening by distraction osteogenesis.
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PMID:  20166355     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We retrospectively evaluated the results after ulnar lengthening and radial deformity correction using an external fixator for forearm deformities caused by osteochondromas. Eight forearms were treated surgically in seven patients with multiple hereditary osteochondroma. The mean follow-up time was 40 months (range, 20 to 60 months). The average radial articular angle improved from 43 degrees to 35.5 degrees (range, 28 to 56 degrees) and the carpal slip improved from 69.5% to 55% (range, 40 to 60%) postoperatively. The average shortening of the ulna was reduced from 2.06 cm to 0.44 cm (range 0 to 1 cm) after the treatment. There were no serious complications associated with the surgery; two minor pin track infections were successfully treated by local wound care and antibiotics. Although technically demanding, ulnar osteotomy and gradual lengthening by an external fixator provided promising results in the treatment of forearm deformities in children with multiple osteochondroma.
Fikri Erkal Bilen; Levent Eralp; Halil I Balci; Mehmet Kocaoglu; Harzem Ozger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-19     Completed Date:  2010-03-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  743-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istanbul University Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Lengthening
Child, Preschool
Osteochondroma / surgery*
Osteogenesis, Distraction*
Radius / surgery*
Retrospective Studies
Ulna / surgery*

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