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Early physeal closure after femoral chondrodiatasis. Loss of length gain in 5 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1590047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chondrodiatasis (symmetric physeal distraction) was carried out in 5 patients with short femora because of congenital dislocations of the hip joint (4 patients) and congenital shortening (1 patient). In all but 1 case the physis closed shortly after lengthening, and loss of gained length or further shortening ensued in all of them. Chondrodiatasis should be avoided in the subjects under 13 years of age with mild leg-length discrepancies.
C Hamanishi; S Tanaka; K Tamura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0001-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Scand     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-19     Completed Date:  1992-06-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370352     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedics, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Bone Lengthening / adverse effects*,  methods
Bone Screws
Femur / physiopathology
Growth Plate / physiopathology*
Leg Length Inequality / physiopathology,  therapy*

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