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Single bone straight line graphs for the lower extremity.
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PMID:  9308535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Valuable information about growth and growth prediction in the lower extremity has been provided in the past by Anderson and Green, Moseley, and Menelans. Greater patient expectations and advanced techniques for lower extremity lengthening require more precise information regarding the growth characteristics of each long bone. A simple method for predicting growth is presented for the femur and tibia. Straight line graphs similar to one described previously by Moseley for the entire lower extremity have been drawn separately for the femur and tibia. Information from a contemporary population and new knowledge about growth plate activity have been included to provide more accurate predictions. By superimposing identically scaled growth remaining graphs on these single bone straight line graphs, a simple and accurate estimate is obtained for the timing and effect of epiphysiodeses or lengthening procedures.
J W Pritchett; D T Bortel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-16     Completed Date:  1997-10-16     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anthropometry / methods
Femur / growth & development*
Longitudinal Studies
Tibia / growth & development*

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