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Recurrent knee valgus deformity in Ellis-van Creveld syndrome.
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PMID:  21478762     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of recurrent knee valgus deformity in a patient with Ellis-van Creveld syndrome. Varus osteotomy, distraction osteogenesis, or epiphyseal stapling is one treatment option for valgus malalignment to improve appearance, gait, and function. However, surgical correction of valgus knee deformity by varus osteotomies of the proximal tibia was not maintained postoperatively, necessitating additional varus osteotomies of the distal femur in this case. The main cause of recurrence was attributed to large bony defect of the anterior segment of the proximal tibia, in addition to depression of the lateral tibial plateau.
Authors:
Aki Fukuda; Ko Kato; Masahiro Hasegawa; Akinobu Nishimura; Akihiro Sudo; Atsumasa Uchida
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopaedics. Part B / European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5865     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-11     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:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Edobashi, Tsu City, Mie, Japan.
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