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Treatment of angular deformities of the tibia in children: acute versus gradual correction.

Authors
  • McCarthy, James J
  • Mark, Arthur K
  • Davidson, Richard S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
16
Issue
3
Pages
118–122
Identifiers
PMID: 17963654
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

This is a retrospective review of 25 tibial osteotomies (in 19 patients) performed with either acute or gradual correction to determine the outcome of treatment and incidence of neurovascular complications. Patients undergoing gradual correction had fewer neurovascular complications and greater correction than those undergoing acute correction (27 degrees vs. 18 degrees, respectively). It was concluded that gradual correction tends to be a safer technique for the treatment of tibial deformities and allows greater correction.

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