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Iowa Orthop J. 2016;36:123-7.

Three Methods Of Guided Growth For Pediatric Lower Extremity Angular Deformity Correction.

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1
Baptist Children's Hospital, Miami, FL.
2
Lexington Shriners Hospital for Children, Lexington, KY.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Different methods of guided growth are used for correction of angular deformity in growing children. The differences between these different methods are not well described in the literature.

METHODS:

A retrospective review was undertaken comparing the effectiveness and complication rates of titanium staples, titanium eight-plates, and the stainless steel Pedi-plate at a tertiary pediatric hospital after IRB approval.

RESULTS:

77 patients were included in the analysis. Average follow up was 18 months after implantation (range 7-22). Stainless steel implants showed significantly lower complication rate compared to the other groups with significantly faster rate of deformity correction when compared to titanium staples.

CONCLUSION:

Our data can be used to guide implant choices for guided growth.

PMID:
27528848
PMCID:
PMC4910790
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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