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Modified step-cut osteotomy of the humerus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9597596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Corrective osteotomy of the distal humerus for a posttraumatic cubitus varus was performed in 31 patients using a modified step-cut osteotomy. The average patient age was 14.3 years. Complete bony union was obtained between the 8th and 16th weeks. Twenty-one patients achieved excellent results, 7 achieved good results, and 3 achieved poor results on the basis of Oppenheim's criteria. Although the results for 28 patients (90.3%) were classified as excellent or good, 6 patients (19.3%) were subjectively disappointed due to bulging of the lateral condyle. We achieved an overall improvement in mechanical stability and established an easier technique in corrective osteotomy. However, this approach may not be appropriate if the correction angle desired is greater than 30 degrees.
H S Kim; J S Jahng; D Y Han; H W Park; H J Kang; C H Chun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1060-152X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-23     Completed Date:  1998-07-23     Revised Date:  2012-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300904     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Youngdong Severance Hospital, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Elbow Joint*
Fractures, Malunited / surgery*
Humeral Fractures / surgery*
Humerus / surgery*
Osteotomy / methods*
Treatment Outcome

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