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Valgus osteotomy combined with intramedullary nail for Shepherd's crook deformity in fibrous dysplasia: 14 femurs with a minimum of 4 years follow-up.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery
Publication Date
Volume
130
Issue
4
Pages
497–502
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00402-009-0943-4
PMID: 19629503
Source
Medline

Abstract

The valgus osteotomy can correct Shepherd's crook deformity, prevent recurrent fracture, and restore alignment, thus improve functioning of limb. The intramedullary nail with neck cross pinning should be the first consideration of internal fixation. Massive impaction allograft is the key technique to improve full incorporation of allograft and to prevent pathological fracture.

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