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Stapling of the knee in juvenile chronic arthritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3793914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Stapling of the distal medial femur and/or proximal tibia was performed in 17 juvenile chronic arthritic knees with progressive valgus deformity. Correction with less than 5 degrees of residual valgus deformity was obtained in all but two knees. Five knees were stapled for correction of progressive leg length discrepancy. Equality of leg length was obtained in two, slight undercorrection in two, and overcorrection in one patient. Careful supervision of the patient is recommended because of difficulties in using existing methods for growth prediction. The rate of correction differs considerably between patients because of differences in age, type of disease, and medical treatment.
Authors:
U Rydholm; H Brattström; B Bylander; L Lidgren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopedics     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0271-6798     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop     Publication Date:    1987 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-19     Completed Date:  1987-02-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109053     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid / complications,  surgery*
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Knee Joint / surgery*
Male
Methods
Reoperation
Surgical Staplers*
Synovitis / complications

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