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Ilizarov gradual correction of genu varum deformity in adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20166361     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Valgus producing high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is an effective treatment option for medial compartment osteoarthrosis with varus deformity in young patients. The most common complications of conventional high tibial osteotomy techniques are related to accuracy of correction. Major angle correction of more than 15 degrees with an osteotomy proximal to the tibial tuberosity may cause significant change in patellofemoral mechanics and patellar height. Valgus HTO was performed in 11 lower limbs of 9 patients with gradual correction of the varus deformity using an Ilizarov external fixator, with the osteotomy at the distal border of the tibial tuberosity. The mean age of the patients was 38.5 years. The average correction was 17 degrees. They were followed up for an average of 25 months. The mean preoperative "Hospital for Special Surgery" (HSS) score was 68 and improved to a mean of 90 at follow-up. Nine limbs had excellent or good HSS scores. Disadvantages of this technique were mainly pin tract infection and poor patient acceptance and noncompliance.
Anis Shiha; Mohamed Alam El-Deen; Abdel Rahman Khalifa; Mohamed Kenawey
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:  784-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Department, Sohag Faculty of Medicine, Sohag, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Wires
External Fixators*
Genu Varum / radiography,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Osteotomy / instrumentation,  methods*
Patient Compliance / statistics & numerical data
Postoperative Care
Surgical Wound Infection / epidemiology
Young Adult

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