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Results of using Ilizarov distraction osteogenesis technique for the treatment of cubitus varus deformities in adults.
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PMID:  19440722     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Five adult patients, with posttraumatic cubitus varus deformity underwent corrective surgery by the Ilizarov method of distraction osteogenesis. METHOD: A standard technique was applied in all patients. The average follow-up was 28 (range, 24-38) months. Preoperative carrying angle ranged from 12 degrees to 22 degrees of varus (average 16.6 degrees ) and postoperative carrying angle ranged from 10 degrees to 14 degrees of valgus (average, 11.6 degrees ) equalized to the contralateral side. RESULT: The outcome was rated as excellent in all patients. No complication was observed, except a grade-2 pin-tract infection in two patients. CONCLUSION: Rigid fixation, early rehabilitation, precise correction, satisfactory cosmetic scars and functionally excellent results can be obtained with this method.
Cenk Ozkan; Yunus Dogramaci; Aydiner Kalaci; Mahir G?l?en; H?seyin Bayram
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  130     ISSN:  1434-3916     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-23     Completed Date:  2010-05-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  489-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Elbow / surgery*
Humeral Fractures / complications*
Ilizarov Technique*
Patient Satisfaction
Prospective Studies
Range of Motion, Articular
Recovery of Function
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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